Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief

Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief

Welcome to our Summer 2019 edition of Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief.

The newsbrief is available in full here.

Lucy Miles discusses the recent case of Muller v London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and how this has emphasised the need for NHS Trusts, as large, sophisticated employers with significant administrative resources, to take a more cautious approach and exhaust every other option before dismissing an employee by reason of capability.

Following the publication of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices in July 2017, the Government has now published the Good Work Plan, which sets out workplace reforms focusing on “fair and decent work”, “clarity for employers and workers” and “fairer enforcement”. Tyson Taylor gives an update on the Good Work Plan and the proposals that have come from it.

Using am Employment Tribunal case Paul Spencer explains the risks of airing workplace grievances on Facebook and the consequences that it can have for an employee.

Zubeda Tayub discusses whether an employer should halt its own internal procedures if the police are also investigating the same matter using the example of the case of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg.

Following the recently launched consultation exercise by the Government in relation to the introduction of a £95,000 cap on exit payments made to public sector staff, Fiona McLellan gives an in-depth analysis of this cap and who it applies to.

On 6 February 2019, the Government published Tom Kark QC’s report of his review of the “Fit and Proper Persons Test” (FPPT). Bronya Greatrex comments on the issues, the recommendations and what the future holds for this report.

A list of all the articles is below: