In 2017, I’ve closely followed the national and international stories about powerful male figures and their alleged involvement in sexual harassment. I’ve followed thousands of women from around the world tweeting the hashtag #MeToo to demonstrate the magnitude of sexual harassment. I’ve watched many stories of sexism and discrimination. These stories have suddenly changed their status from...Read More
2017 has been a significant year for the UK as the country moves towards Brexit. Unfortunately, the Brexit process has brought out some of the worst aspects of the press in this country. Headlines from the Daily Mail such as ‘Enemies of the People’ in November last year, directed at Supreme Court Judges who had the temerity to ask Parliament to follow the law, have been followed this week by...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 60
The GDC’s own statistical analysis shows us:
Source: GDC 2017
– Men are more likely than women to be involved in FTP cases.
– Dentists who have taken the ORE are less likely than those qualified in the UK to find themselves involved in FTP proceedings.
– However, those from the EEA were more likely to come before the GDC.
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 59
Dr Michalak was employed by the Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals until she was dismissed in July 2008. She complained that she had been discriminated against in the course of her employment. Pending the result of the action she brought against her employer, disciplinary proceedings were brought against Dr Michalak in relation to the care of patients and her...Read More
On 20th November 2017 we received the reserved judgment of the Manchester employment tribunal confirming our client had been successful in her claim for pregnancy related discrimination, among other things.
Louise Doyle had been employed by Associated Training Solutions Limited as a trainer/assessor for 1 year 11 months when she was dismissed due to allegations of gross misconduct. The...Read More
Over the last few months there have been a number of stories in the press in relation to transgender issues;
– Playboy featured its first transgender playmate, a successful model who has appeared in Italia Vogue and catwalk shows;
– The Methodist Church appointed its first transgender minister;
– A teacher was suspended for referring to a transgender boy as a girl;
– A...Read More
London, 16th November 2017 – Half day workshop
Julia Furley and Laura Pearce, two of JFH Law’s specialists in employment law, delivered the workshop Knowledge is power; getting to grips with the tribunal process, organised by the National Crime Officers Association (NCOA) This workshop took place on the 16th of November in London. The NCOA is a trade union for those who work at the...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 58
There is no automatic right under the NHS dental contract to change the dental Provider on it, even if there is no other change to the way in which the services are being delivered and the Provider is the same in all but name. In fact there is a risk if you seek to change the named Provider this will be considered a material change and the contract will...Read More
London, 30th November 2017 – A half day FREE workshop: 9am -1pm
Laura Pearce, one of JFH Law’s specialists in employment law, was delivering the workshop Employment Law; understanding the basics, in association with Building Legacies. This talk took place on the 30th of November from 9 am to 1pm at Good Hotel London, Royal Victoria Dock Western Gateway, London, E16 1FA.