Labour & European Law Review
07 January 1998
Bhatt v Chelsea & Westminster Health Care Trust (1) & Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School (2)  IRLR 657
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has allowed an appeal against an Industrial Tribunal decision that a dismissal arising out of the way health and safety duties were carried out was not covered by Section 57A of the Employment Protection Consolidation Act (now Section 100 Employment Rights Act 1996). Mr Goodwin was employed as a construction manager and his duties covered making sure that sub-contractors complied with health and safety legislation. He wanted to adopt a stringent approach which his employers did not support, although the genuine nature of his concerns was not questioned
The Human Rights Bill and the White Paper 'Rights Brought Home'
The introduction of a National Minimum Wage was a central plank of Labour's electoral programme. The level at which the minimum wage is set will be seen by many as a litmus test of Labour's commitment to social justice. The Low Pay Commission is due to report during 1998 with a recommended figure.
Amendment of an Industrial Tribunal application form can be of crucial importance to an Applicant, and hopefully the rules concerning such amendments have been clarified by the EAT in Ashford Hospital Authority v Liebling.