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Shoesmith case illustrates high cost of ignoring due process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 2 2011

Last week's Court of Appeal judgment finds that the then Education Secretary Ed Balls acted unlawfully in removing Sharon Shoesmith from her post as Director of Children's Services, and that Haringey Council also acted unlawfully when it went on to terminate her underlying contract of employment without notice


The Public Sector Equality Duty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2012

The Public Sector Equality Duty, or "PSED" as we have come to know and love it, was first brought to life twelve months ago, when section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 came into force, and then more fully fledged by the enactment of secondary legislation last autumn


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 employment contracts - non-renewal may not trigger collective consultation requirements
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 24 2012

Following a similar case involving Lancaster University in 2010, it had been widely assumed in the Higher Education sector that the failure to renew a fixed-term contract of more than three months’ duration would trigger the requirement to consult collectively over redundancies, provided the conditions with regard to the timing, place and number of such dismissals were met


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


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


Act will reduce regulation for those working with children and vulnerable adults
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2012

As observed below, the Protection of Freedoms Bill has passed into law


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


Public sector pay-offs: a return to the status quo?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2010

The Court of Appeal has overturned last year's High Court decision which blocked a substantial termination payment that a NHS trust had agreed to make to its outgoing chief executive


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