Following the sad news that more than 500 employees have lost their jobs following the collapse of Rochdale based Carcraft, Alan Lewis, head of employment at Linder Myers Solicitors in Manchester, commented: “Employers have a legal duty to consult employees and their representatives when making large scale redundancies involving more than 20 employees. It doesn’t appear that this has happened with more than 500 individuals sadly suddenly losing their jobs.”
Race, defined as colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, is categorised in the Equality Act 2010 as a protected characteristic making any act of discrimination on these grounds unlawful.
This has been enshrined in legislation since 1965, initially coming into force under the Race Relations Act 1965 to provide legal protection for individuals against being unfavourably treated in the workplace.
A challenge to the fairness of the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA), a crucial element of the exam process for trainee GPs, starts at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on the 8th April.
The action has been launched by BAPIO, the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, against both the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) which conducts the exam and the General Medical Council (GMC) which is accountable for ensuring a fair process. The legal action claims that the CSA is racially discriminatory.
Businesses who are considering, or are subject to, mergers or acquisitions will have more flexibility with regards to transferring employees following recent changes to TUPE Regulations which came into effect on 31st January.
Anthony Robinson of Linder Myers LLP in Manchester is acting on behalf of Reverend Prys in connection with his suspension by the Church in Wales.
Anthony Robinson of Linder Myers has been acting on behalf of a group of psychiatrists who have been affected by changes in the rules governing applications for membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.