An application for judicial review has already been brought before the High Court by a number of workers within the care home sector, seeking to challenge a similar ‘vaccine mandate’ to the one debated today.
On 27th October the Government released 2021’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review. In it marked some upcoming changes that will affect employers going into 2022. In particular, it set out the rate increases for national minimum wage that will come into effect on 1st April 2022.
On 22nd July 2021 the Government passed legislation that will make it compulsory for care home workers to be vaccinated as from 22nd November 2021.
Given the low take up of the vaccine amongst care home staff; the risk COVID poses to the vulnerable; and the impending flu season; the Government are clearly eager to take action to protect those most at risk from Covid-19.
However, this...Read More
The recent spate of legal claims by patients against dental practices, as opposed to individual dentists, heralds a change in approach by the law firms that typically represent disgruntled patients, seeking compensation.
The High Court handed down a judgement yesterday in the case of Hughes v Rattan. This case confirmed that a dental practice owed an independent, non-delegable duty of care...Read More
The menopause: despite it affecting half of our population at some point in their lives it is rarely talked about, especially in the work place. However, for 1 in 4 women the effects of the menopause can be debilitating at times. As an employer, you have various duties including making adjustments for those with a disability and adhering to health and safety legislation.
Given the issues...Read More