Expert Insights

Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Legislation

07th August 2016

Deprivation of Liberty Legislation in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Scottish Government has released a report on consultation responses to proposed changes in Incapacity Legislation.The Scottish Law Commission is...

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24th June 2016

E-cigarettes and the Workplace

Chris King

Use of E-cigarettes or 'Vaping' is becoming commonplace in Britain. Surprisingly, the use of e-cigarettes in a public space is...

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11th June 2016

Can a dress code policy which restricts the wearing of religious dress be discriminatory?

Carley Kerrs-Walton Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

An employer’s neutral dress code policy prohibiting the wearing of any visible symbol of political, philosophical or religious belief has...

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04th June 2016

Indirect Discrimination – When will there be a provision, criterion or practice?

Chris King

It can be sometimes very difficult to determine whether the actions of an employer amount to a provision, criteria or...

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28th May 2016

Indirect Religion or Belief Discrimination

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

An issue that has recently been considered in the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerns whether or not the dismissal of a...

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22nd May 2016

Monitoring an employee’s emails and the right to privacy

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

In January this year (see “Monitoring employees’ use of the internet – the reality” from 31st January 2016 for the...

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22nd April 2016

Does disciplinary action amount to discrimination?

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

The issue of discrimination in employment is often a tricky subject, and employers should always be aware of the potential...

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07th February 2016

A language issue

Carley Kerrs-Walton Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

In the case of Kelly v Covance Laboratories Limited, the employment appeal tribunal held that an instruction to an employee...

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31st January 2016

Monitoring employees’ use of the internet – the reality

Carley Kerrs-Walton Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

In Barbulescu v Romania the European Court of Human Rights decided an important case on privacy of personal communications at work. Contrary to recent...

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27th January 2016

Eurocare 2: A Welsh perspective on equity for minority EU groups

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

In my last article I considered some of the difficulties faced by legislatures and policy makers across the member states...

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