Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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August 2019

CQC - More flexing of muscles ahead?

CQC - More flexing of muscles ahead?

What does the CQC’s recently published annual report tell us about the direction of travel for health and social care regulation? Key ‘take away’ poin ...

Business Crime Update: Much Ado about Nothing - SFO issues Corporate Co-operation Guidance

Business Crime Update: Much Ado about Nothing - SFO issues Corporate Co-operation Guidance

It has long been a problem for criminal prosecutors that corporate crime is difficult to detect. The criminal act can remain concealed and the effects ...

Ticking Time Bomb? Asbestos in Schools and Mesothelioma

Ticking Time Bomb? Asbestos in Schools and Mesothelioma

Exposure to asbestos, even at low levels, can cause mesothelioma, an invariably fatal cancer. The incidence of mesothelioma is rising and is currently ...

Patient Safety is everyone’s responsibility: The New Patient Safety Strategy

Patient Safety is everyone’s responsibility: The New Patient Safety Strategy

On 1 April 2019, NHS Improvement and NHS England united as one.  The NHS Patient Strategy was published shortly after, in July 2019, and marks a posit ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Proving Intention to Redevelop

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Proving Intention to Redevelop

Landlords who oppose the grant of a new lease on the basis of an intention to redevelop must not neglect to consider the effect of the redevelopment o ...

Employment Matters - August 2019

Employment Matters - August 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.

Discrimination: Stereotypical assumptions

Discrimination: Stereotypical assumptions

A tribunal can take judicial notice of stereotypical assumptions that might be held, but it must give the parties an opportunity to challenge the assu ...

Disability Discrimination: Employer's knowledge of disability

Disability Discrimination: Employer's knowledge of disability

An employer did not have constructive knowledge of an employee’s disabilities because she had concealed them

Harassment: Are employers liable for employees' offensive Facebook posts?

Harassment: Are employers liable for employees' offensive Facebook posts?

An employer was not liable for harassment when an employee posted a racially offensive image on Facebook and shared it with a colleague

TUPE: National minimum wage pay information

TUPE: National minimum wage pay information

Transferors are not responsible for providing pay information under national minimum wage legislation to former employees after a TUPE transfer