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.
15th April 2019
Suspending an employee pending investigation of alleged misconduct is a serious step that requires careful consideration. The Court of Appeal made that point in the case of a teacher who was accused of subjecting pupils to unacceptable force (The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo). Continue reading »
9th April 2019
Allegations against an employee may or may not be justified, but what really matters in terms of employment law is that they are fairly investigated. A medical recruitment company that signally failed in that task before summarily dismissing its CEO for whistleblowing was ordered to pay her substantial damages (Rizvi v Capital Care Services (UK) Limited). Continue reading »
8th April 2019
The distinction between employment and self-employment is a continuing source of controversy and a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that an accountant who worked exclusively for one client fell into the former category has added a new wrinkle to the vexed debate about employment status (Exmoor Ales Limited and Another v Herriot). Continue reading »
5th April 2019
Employers have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that their employees have the right to work here. This involves carrying out document checks on people before employing them in order to confirm that they have a legal right to work here, either permanently or on a temporary basis. Where the employee only has a limited entitlement to remain in the UK, follow-up checks must be carried out. Continue reading »
In Asda Stores Limited v Brierley, the question before the Court of Appeal was whether or not thousands of women who worked at Asda’s retail stores could compare themselves with male members of staff who worked at the company’s distribution depots for the purposes of their equal pay claim. The depot workers, who unlike their retail colleagues had the benefit of established union representation and collective bargaining agreements, were paid a higher salary. 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 »