Legal

Just under a third of Brits have experienced or witnessed workplace bias

A recent survey conducted by an online compliance training company, Skillcast, revealed statistics regarding bias in the workplace among UK residents. 

Nine per cent of NHS staff have received unwanted sexual advances

The results of the ‘NHS Staff Survey 2023’ revealed healthcare workers experienced “unacceptable” levels of unwanted sexual behaviour from the public last year – with 58,000 reporting such incidents.

Dento-legal essay competition launched

The Dental Law and Ethics Forum (DLEF) has announced the launch of its essay prize for 2024. This prestigious prize, now in its third year, is designed to inspire young dentists to engage with the...

Regulator issues advice for employers on menopause

New guidance on menopause in the workplace, setting out employer’s legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, was issued on February 21, 2024, by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Defence organisation writes to the GDC following high court ruling

MDDUS has written to the General Dental Council (GDC) urging it to reconsider its response to a High Court ruling. It warns that a double jeopardy aspect of professional conduct sanctions is wrong and...

Group of 84 dentists claim interest from insurers for delayed covid settlements

In a significant development for a group of dentists across the UK, a prolonged two-year negotiation has culminated in a triumphant outcome. Spearheaded by Salmon Assessors, the effort has now...

Dental practices need to support staff with menopause

A recent legal judgement in which an employee was awarded £65,000 compensation after an employer failed to make reasonable adjustments when her role was affected by menopause symptoms, illustrates the...

One in four healthcare workers have been sexually harassed by colleagues, research shows

A quarter of healthcare workers have experienced sexually inappropriate behaviour from colleagues, but less than half felt confident enough to report it, new research shows.

Prime minister to create a ‘smokefree generation’ with historic law change

The government is set to introduce a historic new law to stop children who turn 14 this year or younger from ever legally being sold cigarettes in England, in a bid to create the first...

Law firm celebrates launch with free HR support for dental professionals

To celebrate the launch of Buxton Coates Solicitors, a full-service, independent law firm providing bespoke legal services for dental professionals, their team of experts is offering 10 hours of free...

Healthcare regulators’ whistleblowing disclosures report 2023

The GDC has joined eight other UK healthcare regulators in publishing an annual report on whistleblowing disclosures.

Government to investigate the impact of endometriosis in the workplace

Six ground-breaking projects, including an investigation looking at how endometriosis impacts women in the workplace, have been awarded £12.4m, the government announced on September 12.