Discrimination Time Limits

In Hale v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust UKEAT/0342/16/LA the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether a decision to instigate an investigation which resulted in disciplinary proceedings, and the subsequent dismissal of the Claimant amounted to “conduct extending over a period of time.” The EAT concluded that the entirety of the disciplinary process was … Read more

Bailey Wright & Co Supermarket Bag Pack for YoungMinds

On Saturday 29th April 2017 staff from Bailey Wright & Co Solicitors packed shopping at M & S in Merry Hill on behalf of the firm’s nominated charity, YoungMinds. YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.  The firm raised £494.82 and would like … Read more

Court of Appeal uses EU directives to outlaw discrimination in university and college work placements.

Court of Appeal uses EU directives to outlaw discrimination in university and college work placements. 23 June 2016   A gap in the legislation relating to discrimination in vocational training placements has been plugged by the court of appeal. In a judgment handed down on 23 June 2016 3 judges found unanimously that legislation relating … Read more

Court of Appeal decide case of Blackwood on 23rd June 2016 which could have been decided differently after Brexit!

Court of Appeal decide case of Talia Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on 23rd June 2016 which could have been decided differently after Brexit!   The Appellant brought a claim for sex discrimination in connection with a work placement as part of her studies to become a nurse but which … Read more

Court of Appeal hears appeal in Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 4th May 2016

The Court of Appeal heard the appeal from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on 4th May 2016.    Whichever way the case is decided it is likely to have significant implications for students on placements, universities and placement providers in the NHS … Read more

Bailey Wright & Co. Solicitors Crowned Law Firm of the Year at BEX LIVE Enterprise Awards

Congratulations to all award winners at the event on 24 October 2015 held at The Hilton Metropole, N.E.C Birmingham.   We are proud to announce our achievement of the Law Firm of the Year Award! Thank you to all who voted for us. It was most definitely an evening to remember with excellent food, entertainment … Read more

Employment Law Update – Students on placements – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Employment Law Update – Students on placements – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.   The appeal against the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision to dismiss Miss Blackwood’s appeal is now likely to be heard by the Court of Appeal on 1st or 2nd July 2015.  We hope that the court will provide … Read more