Emergency services
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Workforce FAQs
08/09/20
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant workforce issues for healthcare organisations regarding the services they provide and the risks to staff. Here we share our FAQs in relation to these policies and communications with staff generally.
Emergency services
Housing
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19 FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
04/09/20
The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Emergency services
Key court judgment for police services considering automated facial recognition technology
11/08/20
The Court of Appeal has given its judgment on the lawfulness of arrangements in a police force's use of facial recognition software on members of the public. The Court has declared that aspects of the way the system was set up and deployed were unlawful.
Emergency services
High Court overrides police conduct panel's decision to issue a final warning for gross misconduct
24/06/20
The High Court quashed a police misconduct panel's decision to impose a final warning on an officer who has engaged in gross misconduct through racist comments and stereotyping following a judicial review. We summarise the decision and what to take away.
Education
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Housing
Insurance
Professional regulatory
Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19
04/06/20
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.
Emergency services
Cap on “voluntary exit scheme” payments to disabled police officers was discriminatory
12/03/20
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided guidance on objective justification in cases of alleged unfavourable treatment for a reason arising in consequence of disability.
Emergency services
Employment Tribunal holds that retirement policy operated by university was age discriminatory
27/01/20
The Employment Tribunal has found that the dismissal of a university professor once he reached the employer’s default retirement age was unfair and discriminatory on grounds of age.
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Emergency services
Female police officer did not require male comparator to show direct sex discrimination
12/12/19
The EAT has found that a female police officer who claimed direct sex discrimination did not have to prove that the force would have treated a male comparator differently.
Emergency services
NHS healthcare
The increase in violence against healthcare and emergency service workers
19/11/19
The year on year increases in assaults by service users and members of the public on staff working in healthcare and the emergency services are a significant concern for both workers and employers.
Emergency services
Culture Change in Fire and Rescue Services
23/09/19
The culture of Fire and Rescue Services has a huge part to play in the retention of employees and in this Insight we look at some of the trends which have emerged from the ‘People’ section from Tranches 1 and 2 of HMICFRS reports.
Emergency services
Court of Appeal upholds claim of perceived disability discrimination against police force
08/07/19
In the first case of perceptive discrimination to come before the Court of Appeal, the Court has upheld the decision of the EAT that a police officer was discriminated against when she was refused a transfer because of a perceived disability.
Emergency services
Data Protection Act 2018: Judgment on processing for law enforcement purposes
07/05/19
Following a judicial review challenge, the High Court has concluded that an Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) between Sussex Police and the area Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) complied with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.