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Providing a reference where allegations have been made
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2011

Employers are often wary of providing a reference, particularly if it might mean an ex-employee does not get the job


The many lessons of Shoesmith
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2011

It is hard to imagine a more difficult set of circumstances for a local authority than those explored in last month's Court of Appeal ruling


Local authority reorganisation: TUPE, TULCRA and other strange expressions
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2008

The latest round of local government reorganisation, which takes effect in April 2009, throws up a range of employment law issues


First anniversary for NHS publication of objectives to secure compliance with the public sector equality duty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2012

With the public sector equality duty - brought into life by section 149 Equality Act 2010 reaching its first anniversary this Easter, public sector organisations should have complied with their publication duties in relation to equality objectives, as set out in secondary legislation, by 6 April 2012


Equal pay: recent developments in the public sector
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2008

Over the past year we have begun to see cases emerging that reflect the enormous complexity of the equal pay issues generated by Agenda for Change in the NHS and the Single Status Agreement in the local authority sector


Court of Appeal says Human Rights Act not engaged at internal disciplinary hearings
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2012

An employer does not need to comply with the procedural requirements of Article 6 of the Human Rights Convention when dismissing a member of staff, according to the Court of Appeal in last month’s decision involving the dismissal of an NHS doctor


Fixed-term contracts for researchers in higher education: do they have a future?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2008

When the Fixed-term Employees Regulations came into force in October 2002 they laid down the principle of equality of treatment between fixed-term and permanent employees (subject to a justification defence) from day one


Council should have used public law powers to support head
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 23 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a local education authority was negligent in allowing a "dysfunctional form of governance" to continue at one of its maintained primary schools and has upheld an award of nearly £400,000 in personal injury damages to Erica Connor, the head teacher at the eye of the storm


EAT adopts liberal approach to same establishment test
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2010

The decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in City of Edinburgh Council v Wilkinson considered what was meant by working in the "same establishment" for the purposes of identifying an appropriate comparator in an equal pay claim


Does the duty of care to employees extend to employees of other bodies with which you have a working relationship?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

In the recent case of Claire Selwood v Durham County Council (1);Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (2) and Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust (3) (2012) the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether two mental health trusts owed a duty of care to an employee of the local authority who was attacked by a mental health patient