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
Sex discrimination at the police school?
In the recent case of Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v. Kalliri, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the requirement for candidates for the Greek police academy to be at least 1.70 meters tall amounted to indirect sex discrimination which could not be objectively justified.
The ECJ is the EU’s highest legal authority, tasked with...Read More
May, Merkel and, hopefully, Clinton, to many represent a huge change in our attitudes towards women and power. But despite women reaching new political heights, there remains gender inequality in the work place. The World Economic Forum estimated last year that it will take 118 years before women can expect equal pay to men at current rates of change. Why are we so unwilling or unable to...Read More
Brexit; no longer a question of ‘if’ but are we any clearer on the question of ‘when and how’
Are you a business-big or small? Do you employ EU nationals? Are you an EU national working or operating in the UK or a UK citizen employed abroad in the EU? The decision to leave will no doubt have cast you into the pool of uncertainty and concern. But rest assured, we at JFH Law are...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 21
In our last dental bulletin we gave some practical tips on how to manage persistent sickness absences and minor misdemeanours. However, managing personalities, as opposed to conduct, is a much harder skill and employers need to tread carefully or risk alienating staff or even having a claim issued against you.
In this second part of managing people, we...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 20
If you are a practice owner, being able to make difficult decisions but still come across as a fair manager will help maintain staff morale. But how do you strike a good balance between the two? If you are too hard you will be seen as a tyrant and staff will look to leave; but if you are too soft your employees will take advantage.
Managing people is a...Read More
Amount of information and Human Rights
The Supreme Court has ruled that blanket disclosure of all criminal convictions and cautions, regardless of how minor or how long ago is a breach of Human Rights Law (Article 8 – right to respect for private life).
The court considered cases* involving a young man who had been forced to disclose youth warnings (the equivalent of an adult caution)...Read More