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agent

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

A person appointed by another person, known as the principal, to act on his or her behalf. The directors of a company are agents of the shareholders (the principal). See agency relationship.

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employee

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

A person who works under the direction and control of another (the employer) in return for a wage or salary. See also child employee.

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employment

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

1 Service performed for pay or wages under a contract of hire.

2 The number of people in an economy who provide services for pay under a contract (this...

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Fair Work system

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The workplace regime introduced on 1 July 2009 as a tripartite system pursuant to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The Act provides for a system of national employment standards ...

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general dental services

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

(GDS)

A part of the National Health Service (NHS) dental service in the UK. The GDS was reformed in 2006 to become the nGDS in which all general dental practitioners working within...

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general practitioner

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(GP) (prak-tish-ŏn-er)

a doctor who is the main agent of primary care, through whom patients make first contact with health services for a new episode of illness or fresh...

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unfair dismissal

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Law.

Any dismissal of an employee that the employer cannot show to be fair. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996 employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed, provided they have served...

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unlawful termination

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The end of employment (dismissal from a job) on certain grounds: discrimination; temporary absence from work because of illness or injury, while on maternity leave or other parental leave,...

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vicarious liability

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Legal liability imposed on one person for torts or crimes committed by another (usually an employee but sometimes an independent contractor or agent), although the person made vicariously...

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