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28
Nov 2014

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire NHS trusts rank amongst most complained about

It has been reported that the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the third worst Trust in the country for complaints filed against it. The Trust includes Pontefract, Pinderfields and Dewsbury hospitals. More than 1,400 people filed a complaint against the Trust. 67 complaints were referred to the Ombudsman, 15 of which were investigated and…

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27
Nov 2014

Chadwick Lawrence successfully defend high profile Health and Safety case

  In recent months Chadwick Lawrence have been involved in a high profile contentious Health and Safety case in the Midlands. We are pleased to report that this case has been successfully defended and our client avoided prosecution. This case concerned a Store Manager of a retail outlet working alone in the early hours of…

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27
Nov 2014

Misconduct at the works Christmas Do

Christmas is once again just around the corner, and this means the “works Christmas do” will probably be taking place within your Company. For many employers this is a time to fear – misconduct ranging from general banter gone wrong to allegations of serious sexual assault and rape have been experienced in the past, so…

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27
Nov 2014

Sickness absence and reasonable adjustments

Many businesses put detailed policies in place to monitor and manage sickness absence, with references made to absence reporting, return to work interviews, ‘trigger levels’ for formal action and cautions where absence is excessive. In a recent case before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), the Judge had to consider the fairness of an ill-health capability…

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27
Nov 2014

Important holiday pay ruling given in Employment Appeals Tribunal

Introduction On 4 November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) handed down its judgment relating to a dispute concerning overtime and holiday pay. This follows previous rulings in the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) which considered the relationship between certain payments such as commission and allowances, and holiday pay.  The implications of this judgment therefore…

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26
Nov 2014

Charity has ‘no confidence’ in NHS complaints watchdog

The Patients Association has condemned the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), an independent watchdog which has been set up to handle patients’ complaints to the NHS, saying that patients are wasting their time. The role of the PHSO is to investigate complaints over poor service and unfair treatment that patients have received from the NHS…

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