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
Supreme Court finds dismissal automatically unfair even where decision-maker is unaware of the true reason for dismissal
03/12/19
The Supreme Court has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed for making protected disclosures despite the fact that the dismissing manager was unaware of the disclosures when she made the decision to dismiss.
Emergency services
Health and social care
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.
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 24 January
24/01/19
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 11 January
11/01/19
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 14 December
14/12/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Confidentiality is not an automatic bar to disclosure
29/11/18
Marston Holdings Ltd v Ministry of Justice (HM Courts & Tribunal Service) [2018] EWHC 3168 (TCC)
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 29 November
29/11/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Health and social care
New protection for NHS and emergency services staff
15/11/18
One in seven healthcare professionals was attacked in the course of their employment last year; the highest level for five years, according to an announcement by the Health and Social Care Secretary at the end of last month.