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21 January 2022 Care home worker fairly dismissed for refusing Covid 19 vaccination

The Tribunal considered whether a care home worker was unfairly dismissed following her refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19. It is important to note the Claimant’s dismissal pre-dated the compulsory vaccination regulations in force from November 2021.

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13 January 2022 Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Purchase v Ahmed

The Court of Appeal has given judgment on three cases where close relatives claimed compensation for psychiatric injuries suffered as a consequence of witnessing the collapse of their loved ones.

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17 December 2021 LPS delayed formally confirmed

The government has now confirmed that LPS implementation will not take place in April 2022.

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17 September 2021 World Patient Safety Day 2021 - safe maternal and newborn care

Given the ongoing scrutiny of maternity services following publication of the Ockenden preliminary report in December 2020, it is timely that World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2021 has a focus on safe maternal and newborn care.

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6 September 2021 Potential care home vaccination challenge

Time is rapidly running out for those who will fall within the mandatory vaccination requirements applying to care homes from 11 November 2021 and who remain unvaccinated from Covid-19.

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30 July 2021 Compulsory vaccinations in care homes

Care homes will need to take steps to assess the impact of these Regulations on their workforce.

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28 June 2021 Flexible working, childcare and indirect sex discrimination – important reminder

The courts have long recognised that, on a societal level, women bear a greater burden of childcare responsibilities than men which can make it more difficult for women to comply with employer requirements for flexible working (known as the ‘childcare disparity’).

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19 March 2021 Mencap case: No entitlement to National Minimum Wage for sleep-in shifts

In a pivotal and much anticipated judgment for the social care sector, the Supreme Court has ruled that workers are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage for all time spent on a sleep-in shift.

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3 February 2021 Chief Coroner Guidance - R (on the application of Maughan)

The Chief Coroner has helpfully published new guidance in the form of Law Sheet 6, dealing with the judgment of R (on the application of Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire.

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29 January 2021 EU has published a redacted version of its contract with UK drug maker AstraZeneca to procure the Covid-19 vaccine

The EU has published a redacted version of its contract with UK drug maker AstraZeneca to procure the Covid-19 vaccine.

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