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

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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24th January 2016

Employee dismissed for taking a bribe

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value to influence a transaction. The Bribery Act 2010 consolidated...

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15th January 2016

Exclusivity in Zero Hours Contracts

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Zero hours contracts have been the subject of much debate in the media recently, particularly in relation to the way...

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19th October 2015

Are your care staff entitled to be paid whilst sleeping in?

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Employers running care services, whether a residential home or a domiciliary care service, need to consider carefully whether any of...

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13th October 2015

The Right to Die

Sheila Scott QCS Care Strategy Consultant

The Bill The House of Commons recently rejected what is known as the “Right to Die Bill”. The vote wasn’t close;...

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12th October 2015

Shared Parental Leave to be extended to working Grandparents

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Under plans announced by George Osborne at the Conservative Party Conference last week, paid Shared Parental Leave (SPL) will be...

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