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.
1st April 2020
Equity partners in professional firms are not employees and the terms on which they serve are governed by agreement between them and their colleagues. One such agreement came under High Court analysis after a partner in a multinational consultancy firm was given notice of compulsory retirement. Continue reading »
The Equality Act 2010 protects employees from discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief. It is one of the nine protected characteristics listed in Section 4 of the Act. However, a belief must meet the definition of a philosophical belief in order to qualify for protection. An Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that ethical veganism passes the test used in such cases. Continue reading »
26th March 2020
In a situation of great uncertainty, employers need to focus on maintaining their employees’ trust and confidence by demonstrating effective leadership, following Government guidance and by acting reasonably in what is an unprecedented and evolving crisis. Continue reading »
17th March 2020
Managing a sick employee’s return to work can be tricky. Any employers who fail to act fairly risk serious financial and reputational consequences. In this case, a company replaced a driver while he was on sick leave. They subsequently refused to allow him back to work, and as a result, were ordered to pay him substantial damages. Continue reading »
16th March 2020
It is well established that employers can be held legally responsible for the misdeeds of their employees. But what about the misdeeds of self-employed subcontractors? The High Court addressed that tricky issue in a guideline case concerning a bricklayer who was viciously struck over the head with a scaffolding pole by a co-worker. Continue reading »
18th March 2020
Healys LLP is monitoring developments concerning Covid-19 to ensure the wellbeing and health of its staff and clients, in line with current guidelines from Public Health England. Our offices remain open but a number of people are working remotely and we will continue to meet our clients’ needs. In the event we are required to close, we will continue to provide a service as best and practicably as possible. Continue reading »
11th March 2020
In the legal case of Freeborn v De Almeida Marcal, Healys professional negligence solicitors Jerome O’Sullivan and Daniel Winslow represented client Philip Freeborn in trial. As a result, the client succeeded and received £1.5 million in damages.
10th March 2020
Healys are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for the third time in three years to win “Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year” at The Mortgage Awards 2020. Continue reading »
International Women’s Day, 8th March, was celebrated across the globe over the past week. Here in Brighton, the biggest female-led event was Making Herstory, a show-stopping celebration of Women in Business, organised by Healys LLP. Continue reading »