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Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
Arlington House
Bloom Street
Salford
Manchester
M3 6AJ

Bruce Henry

Professional Discipline

Bruce has represented many trade union members before professional disciplinary panels such as the NMC and the HCPC. He has knowledge of the standards of practise for a wide variety of professionals in healthcare and education including midwives, physiotherapists, teachers, social workers, podiatrists and art therapists.

Reported Cases

  • Birtenshaw v Oldfield (2019) succeeded in a claim for disability discrimination pursuant to s.15 of the Equality Act 2010 in Manchester Employment Tribunal when a prospective employer withdrew a job offer to a disabled applicant as a consequence of her disability. Case Report.
  • Kaley Sweetman v Fordent Properties Limited (2017) - Successful whistleblowing claim for care worker sacked for reporting the home to Care Quality Commission. Press Coverage.
  • Akinola v Kids Company (2016) - Information and consultation claim arising out of the liquidation of Kids Co - the charity which was in the news in 2015 when the government cancelled a grant for £3M.
  • Chadderton v GMW & Arch Initiatives (2015) - Represented 7 Claimants at an ET hearing application of TUPE to a service provision change when an NHS Trust transferred activities to a charity. Case resulted in an appeal to EAT reported as Arch Initiatives v Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust & others at (2016) ICR 607. Case Report
  • Lindop and Houldin (2015) - Disability discrimination ET claim and a five figure sum awarded for Trade union discrimination and victimisation
  • Walker v West Cumbria Care and Support [2015} ET 2406340/2015 reported by the MOJ. Case Report
  • Legge v Prestige Homecare Ltd. [2015] ET/2401324/14 reported in Practical Law - successfully secured reimbursement of issue fee paid by a trade union. Case Report
  • Network Rail v Mockler [2012] All ER (D) 203 - successfully represented Respondent to appeal against unfair dismissal dealing with range of reasonable responses test and contributory fault. Case Report
  • Lawrence v Prison Service [2007] IRLR 468 - successfully represented Appellant in appeal to EAT on statutory grievance procedure in discrimination dismissals. Case Report

 

Publications

ELA (Employment Lawyers Association)