Psychiatrists win unfair dismissal case after being made to do out of hours work2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2234 (Published 09 April 2013) Cite this as: 2013;346:f2234
- Clare Dyer
Three consultant child psychiatrists with child care responsibilities have won an unfair dismissal case against the NHS trust that took over their services from a previous provider and tried to make them do out of hours on-call work.
Victoria Laakkonen, Sarah Taylor, and Mary Cole won their case in the Southampton employment tribunal in July 2012 and have now had their victory upheld by the employment appeal tribunal, whose judgments set precedents for other cases.
The three women had been working part time for Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust under contracts with an express term that they were not required …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial