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With constant upheaval in the health service, new mothers working for the NHS are often anxious about going back to work. Jo Seery explains the rights women have when returning after maternity leave.

30 January 2024 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye
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Before taking any disciplinary action, your employer must carry out a fair investigation into the allegations against you. We explain your legal rights and what employers must to do to ensure a investigation is above board.

13 July 2023 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye
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In the first part of our guide, we explained why your contract of employment matters. In this second part of the series, Jo Seery explains some of the key clauses and what to look out for when you check your contract.

05 May 2023 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye
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In the first of a two-part guide, employment lawyer Jo Seery explains the key principles behind employment contracts and why it’s important to check your contract carefully.

01 March 2023 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye
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After ministers unveiled wide-ranging terms of reference for the public inquiry into the government's handling of the pandemic, MiP has called for clear guidance for NHS managers who may be required to give evidence.

17 March 2022 | By MiP
News
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With many NHS managers are working longer hours with fewer breaks than ever before, here's our quick summary of your working time rights during the pandemic (and after).

04 February 2021 | By Richard Arthur
Legal Eye

MiP has welcomed new government plans to speed up the devolution of health and care, and put England’s embryonic integrated care systems on a firm statutory footing.

05 January 2021 | By Mercedes Broadbent
Analysis & opinion
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Local MiP reps and link members are entitled to time off for their trade union duties. Our legal advisers explain your rights.

20 May 2020 | By Richard Arthur
Legal Eye
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It’s illegal for your manager or employer to victimise you for being a member of MiP or carrying out MiP activities. Here we explain the legal protection available to you.

23 December 2019 | By Rachel Haliday
Legal Eye
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We speak to two MiP national officers about how threats of dismissal for unspecified "substantial” reasons are increasingly being used to get rid of NHS managers whose faces don’t fit.

23 August 2019 | By Craig Ryan
Feature

Thousands of NHS staff could soon lose their automatic right to work in the UK. Here's what you need to know about getting ‘settled status’ for your EU workers.

19 June 2019 | By Rachel Halliday
Legal Eye
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We explain the legal position behind so-called ‘gagging’ clauses which are now a common feature of settlement agreements in the NHS.

12 March 2019 | By Natalie Hunt
Legal Eye

We explain the legal duties on employers to protect the psychological wellbeing of staff and support people suffering from mental health conditions.

04 October 2018 | By David Robinson
Legal Eye

When redundancies loom, everyone’s situation is different. One MiP member tells us about how the union worked to get an outcome that suited him.

03 October 2018 | By Craig Ryan
Casework
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The Civil Liability Bill will deny injury compensation to thousands of workers and cost the NHS millions – just to feed the insurance industry fat cats.

27 July 2018 | By Doug Christie
Legal Eye
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We explain what you need to know about about putting in a claim to an Employment Tribunal – and when to do it.

24 April 2018 | By Bernie Wentworth
Legal Eye
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With more and more people leaving the NHS under settlement agreements, managers need to know what can and can't be said. Iain Birrell explains the rules about so-called 'protected conversations'.

15 December 2017 | By Iain Birrell
Legal Eye

Here's what you need to know about the legal position on using social media at work, focusing on human rights, contract law and data protection.

29 September 2017 | By Jo Seery
Legal Eye

26 September 2017 | By MiP
Dave Prentis: Employers who fail to consult staff about working conditions will be taken to court.
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