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Doctor gets the green light to pursue GMC for mishandling case against her

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2138 (Published 13 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2138
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A doctor who won nearly £4.5m in compensation from an NHS trust for unfair dismissal, discrimination, and victimisation in 20111 has been given the go-ahead to take the General Medical Council (GMC) to an employment tribunal for the way it dealt with the trust’s complaints against her.

Ewa Michalak accused the GMC; its chief executive, Niall Dickson; and an investigation officer of harassment and sex, race, and disability discrimination after the trust referred her to the regulator.

The GMC argued that she was not entitled to take the case to the employment tribunal but would have to seek judicial review in the High Court instead. The employment appeal tribunal originally backed Michalak but the GMC appealed and the …

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