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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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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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Disabled managers often feel more at risk of losing their jobs during organisational change, despite legal protection under equality legislation. Jo Seery looks at the obligations on employers and explains what to do if you’ve been treated unfairly.

06 October 2023 | 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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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
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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

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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NHS Confed survey finds racism deters 60% of ethnic minority leaders from recommending NHS management careers, with racist abuse and discrimination most likely to come from colleagues.
22nd Jun 2022
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