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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:

  • Standards and staff issues
  • Safeguarding and discipline
  • Recruitment and retention of staff
  • Performance management, legal and practical issues
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Step by step guide to disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • How to dismiss fairly
  • Updates in our employment laws and practices

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:

  • Access to up-to-date examples of the best employment contract and staff handbook for care providers
  • The training of managers in the oversight of care delivery
  • How best to communicate and implement essential employment practices to support high standards
  • Support with everyday HR queries, from advice on what to do and how best to handle a situation, to ongoing clarification that you are on the right track
  • Advice and representation if faced with an Employment Tribunal claim

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.

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Call our London office on 020 7822 4000 or our Brighton office on 01273 838734. You can also contact us online.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HR ADVICE FOR CARE HOMES capabilities
EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HR ADVICE FOR CARE HOMES experiences
  • Acted for a Holding Company of a number of Care Homes in the North West and South West, providing on-going employment related advice to management following the acquisition of existing businesses to ease the transition for employees. This included negotiating and drafting settlement agreements for exiting members of staff, advising on disciplinary and grievance processes and completing a review of existing employment contracts
  • Acted for a Care Home group based in the South West, providing employment contracts and staff handbook tailored specifically for Care Staff, Registered Managers and Care Home Maintenance staff
  • Acted for a South East based Care Home client providing advice and representation on an Unfair Dismissal Claim brought by their Registered Manager following her dismissal for gross misconduct.
  • Acted for a specialist Dementia Care Home located in London providing representation for a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of a former resident following a fall
  • Acted for a London Care Home providing advice and representation on an appeal to the CQC to change an Inspection Report rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’
  • Provided initial free advice to NCA member Care Home based in Devon following a complaint made by a resident’s family member
  • Negotiated the terms of a pilot home care franchise and advised the franchisee on the associated risks and benefits of taking out an agreement with the franchisor
EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HR ADVICE FOR CARE HOMES insights
  • Company Founder Sacked For Whistleblowing Awarded Substantial Damages

    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 »

  • Accountant Who Worked Exclusively For One Client Became An Employee

    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 »

  • Revised Code Of Practice On Preventing Illegal Working

    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 »

  • Equal Pay Comparability – Supermarket Workers Win Important Victory

    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 »

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EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HR ADVICE FOR CARE HOMES news
  • Tesco Facing Record Equal Pay Claim – What Employers Should Know

    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 »

  • Uber Has Lost Its Appeal

    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 »