In this month's Employment Update: • Hameed v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – The High Court declines to uphold a right to legal representation in disciplinary hearings where an employee accused of misconduct would not be barred from her chosen profession. • Nationwide Building Society v Benn - An economic, technical or organisational (“ETO”) reason entailing changes in the workforce can be used to justify changes to terms and conditions that only affect one section of the workforce. • Age discrimination and the default retirement age. • Worrall & Others v Wilmott Dixon Partnership – making policies or rules available to employees will not ensure incorporation into contracts. In addition, where a collective agreement is varied by statute, the changes will apply to private and third sector employers of employees protected by TUPE. • Brown v Careham Hall – Employee cannot claim damages for the loss of a job due to a Protection Of Vulnerable Adults referral following dismissal.

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