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In our regular Legal Eye column, employment lawyers provide practical advice for health and care managers – helping you to protect yourself and your staff against legal risks, and to react in the right way if you become involved in a dispute, disciplinary process or discrimination
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Here's what you need to know about your legal responsibilities as a manager when handling race discrimination complaints from staff.

24 June 2017 | By Rakesh Patel
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