Fri 23 November, 2018
BMA warns of ‘disaster’ in NHS if European doctors leave UK after Brexit
Almost a third of European doctors polled by the BMA in Scotland (who responded) are considering returning to Europe after Brexit. What’s worse, 81% were not convinced that their legal rights would be protected after Brexit which is even higher than the UK average which ran at 78%.
For more information on the survey go to: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2018/11/16/bma-warns-of-disaster-in-nhs-if-european-doctors-leave-uk-after-brexit/
EAT approves use of indiscriminatingly inappropriate banter? Not really (UK)
In one of the more bizarre rulings in recent times, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) made a decision on 15 November which at first glance appears to fly in the face of established discrimination legislation. The claimant Mr Evans was appealing in the face of what appeared to be blatant victimization. So when can a work colleague call you a ‘fat ginger pikey’ and not be guilty of discrimination?
To find out go to: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e150a6db-92f4-4214-b22b-fa25ecd764ee
Can you refuse to work on Boxing Day? These are your rights explained
‘deck the halls with boughs of holly…’ As we speak, Christmas Day is just 34 days away and as the shopping days tick down, the pressure in the retail sector mounts and is passed down to the shop floor workers in a bid to keep the shelves stocked. But what exactly are your legal rights if pressure starts to morph into coercion?
Take a look at what the law actually says here: https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/can-you-refuse-work-boxing-2230861
Business leaders call for law change on mental health in workplace
Campaigners and more than 50 business executives of large UK companies have written an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May asking for the provision of First Aid for Mental Health to be made mandatory in the workplace.
For more on this go to: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2018/11/18/business-leaders-call-for-law-change-on-mental-health-in-workplace/
Thousands of UK workers denied toilet access, says Unite
A Report by UNITE the Union has highlighted the scale of the problem stating that tens of thousands of people are being denied ‘toilet dignity’ and a lack of access to public conveniences in the workplace. Amongst the culprits highlighted were Bus Drivers, Construction sites and even High Street Banks where in some cases, buckets were provided in absence of facilities.
Read about the article in full at: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/nov/19/thousands-uk-workers-denied-toilet-access-unite?