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NHS Agenda for Change was not discriminatory
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

An employment tribunal has, at a pre-hearing review, rejected a challenge to the introduction into the NHS of the "Agenda for Change" (AfC) pay structure and, in particular, the three pay protection arrangements that the Trusts have put in place in order to provide a cushion for employees who would otherwise have suffered a pay reduction (Hartley and others v Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust and others


Swine flu time to dust off your old SARS and bird flu plans?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

Although the World Health Organisation currently puts the level of threat posed by swine flu at level 5 (meaning that a pandemic is considered to be imminent), so far the actual threat in the UK to human life or the economy has been negligible


NHS Trust acted outside its powers in agreeing an "irrationally generous" compensation payment
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The High Court has held that a compensation payment agreed by the NHS Trust with a departing chief executive was "irrationally generous" and therefore beyond the Trust's legal powers


"Fit note" consultation launched
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Department for Work and Pensions has unveiled a medical "fit note" to replace current sick notes


ICO decision that NHS breached Data Protection Act on transfer of personal information to a home computer
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2009

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has found that Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) after a member of its HR team transferred personal information about a Trust employee, which was not password or encryption protected, to a home computer


Contract outside the employer's powers does not prevent employment relationship
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 12 2009

In Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust v Lairikyengbam, the EAT held that a contract of employment can still exist even where the contract itself is outwith the employer's legal powers


Court of Appeal grants injunction preventing disciplinary proceedings
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

The Court of Appeal has upheld an injunction (interdict) preventing an NHS Trust from taking disciplinary proceedings against a medical practitioner where a previous investigation into her conduct had vindicated her (Mezey v South West London Mental Health NHS Trust


Court of Appeal makes consent order that terms and conditions were not from a "single source"
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

In North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust v Fox and others the Court of Appeal has, by consent, overturned the decision of the EAT and ordered that, where the claimants and their comparators were employed by different employers, the NHS Trust was not the single source of their terms of employment


Damages for breach of contractual disciplinary procedure not limited to notice period
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee can, in principle, recover damages for loss of future employment prospects caused by an employer's breach of a contractual disciplinary procedure (Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Maximum age for doctors and dentists could be justified
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 11 2010

The ECJ has considered the legality of legislation introducing a maximum age of 68 for doctors and dentists in the German NHS