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Thorneycroft News for April 2018

Thorneycroft are proud to support the North Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise

25th April 2018

Having worked closely with the Macclesfield Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise since we became one of their first patrons, we have seen the fantastic work that the Chamber does and have benefitted from the opportunities that have arisen as a result of our continued membership and patronage.

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Clinical Negligence claims uncovered: an infographic

23rd April 2018

Clinical negligence can have catastrophic consequences for patients who suffer injuries as a result of negligent medical treatment. In our latest clinical negligence infographic, we highlight the statistics relating to medical negligence, focusing on how it affects both the patients and the NHS.

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Clinical Negligence case study: Carey’s Story

18th April 2018

Our Clinical Negligence team first met Carey in November 2015 after Thorneycroft Solicitors were initially contacted by Carey Hulme’s son who was referred to Paula Bridge, our Head of Clinical Negligence, by Melanoma UK.

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Sexual harassment at work

12th April 2018

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission has issued a powerful new report called Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work. The report shares evidence from employers and employees of sexual harassment in the workplace and makes recommendations on how to stop it.

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Knowledge of disability

12th April 2018

Do you have a duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 for an employee who believes he has a disability when you have no such evidence?

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Scotland Yard reportedly spent more than £5,000 on disciplinary procedures

12th April 2018

Scotland Yard reportedly spent more than £5,000 on disciplinary procedures after a policeman was accused of stealing a tin of biscuits.

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Duty to disclose relationships

12th April 2018

The Supreme Court has decided that a head teacher, Ms Reilly was fairly dismissed for gross misconduct, for failing to disclose to her school’s governing authority the fact that she had a close relationship with a sex offender.

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Redundancy bumping

12th April 2018

A redundancy arises when there is a reduction in the employer’s requirements for employees to carry out work of a particular kind. Sometimes an employee whose role is redundant can be redeployed into another role in the organisation. The occupier of that second role can be fairly dismissed instead – even though their role is not redundant. This process is known as ‘bumping.’

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Ignorance of employment rights

12th April 2018

A woman who was paid 33 pence per hour as a domestic worker and was unaware of her right to the national minimum wage has been successful in her claim for constructive unfair dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996. Ms Mruke was uneducated and illiterate.

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Dismissal of pregnant employee

12th April 2018

Do you have to reconsider a decision to dismiss an employee if you later find out she is pregnant? Ms Thompson was employed by Really Easy Car Credit, to do online telesales. She had worked there for a short time before discovering she was pregnant.

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