Led by head of employment Allison Grant, Healys Care team offers a range of HR and employment advice to NCA members. The guidance at NCA regional events is proactive and relevant, covering best employment practices to strengthen a care providers ability to effectively manage staff and avoid the pitfalls of workplace issues and claims.
Examples of our work include:
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for ensuring compliance with the essential standards. CQC is focused on the management and monitoring of staff, the delivery of care, and in turn the standards met. The comprehensive range of Healys’ guidance supports compliance with CQC standards, and promotes excellence.
How Can Healys Help?
Our range of employment and HR services includes:
Healys Care team has a thorough understanding of care homes and the care industry, and can provide high-quality advice and solutions to employment and HR related issues. Combining the experience Healys has to offer across multiple teams, including Corporate, Commercial and Employment, with up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and threats, the team can provide comprehensive guidance and assistance that benefits your business and your care providers.
11th June 2019
In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the employment status of a plumbing and heating engineer, G Smith, who had worked for a reputable plumbing company between August 2005 and April 2011 was that of a worker, not a self-employed person in business on his own account, and he was thus entitled to paid holiday and the National Minimum Wage. However, Mr Smith has now lost his Employment Tribunal (ET) claim for £74,000 in backdated pay in accordance with his statutory annual leave entitlement. Continue reading »
10th June 2019
A recent case concerning the amount of long-term disability benefit payable to an employee who was found to have been unfairly dismissed (ICTS (UK) Limited v Visram) illustrates the importance of making sure the terms of any employee contractual benefits are unambiguous. Continue reading »
21st May 2019
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is relatively common and often becomes evident only many years after the damage caused by exposure to loud noises has occurred. This means that the fate of such claims often depends on evidence about conditions that prevailed decades ago. Continue reading »
13th May 2019
A woman who claimed that her employer had not made reasonable adjustments to cater for her disability has achieved a significant victory in her quest for a dedicated parking space at work (Linsley v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs). Continue reading »
30th April 2019
The law regulating what information a person must reveal concerning his or her criminal record when seeking employment attempts to strike a balance between guarding against the risk of harm caused if someone were to reoffend and allowing someone to get their life back on track by giving them an opportunity for rehabilitation. Continue reading »
12th February 2018
In what could be the largest ever equal pay challenge in UK history, legal proceedings have begun against retail giant Tesco. Up to 200,000 shop floor staff could be affected by the claim, which has the potential to cost Tesco up to £20,000 per worker in back pay over at least 6 years. If successful, the final compensation bill could be as much as £4bn. Continue reading »
10th November 2017
In 2016 the Employment Tribunal decided that Uber drivers were entitled to workers’ rights, such as holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage.
Uber appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), arguing its drivers were self-employed and under no obligation to use its booking app. Continue reading »