Competition & Markets Authority’s New Cartel Campaign

Competition & Markets Authority’s New Cartel Campaign

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has launched a new cartel awareness campaign aiming to educate businesses about illegal practices and urging people to come forward if they suspect illegal behaviour, such as ‘price fixing’ or ‘bid rigging’.

GDPR: Claims by Employees for Data Breaches on the Horizon?

GDPR: Claims by Employees for Data Breaches on the Horizon?

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a major UK employer is responsible for a breach in Data protection Rules, even though it accepted that the Company had done all it could to prevent the breach, and the breach was the result of a malicious employees’ deliberate aim of damaging the Company.

When is An Employee Disabled?

When is An Employee Disabled?

The Appeal tribunal has given guidance for employers when working out if a medical condition will last long-term into the future and is, therefore, a disability. In short, it says to ask whether it “could well happen”. As guidance goes, it’s not great but it’s what there is.

Holiday Carry Over

Holiday Carry Over

Employers will be familiar that employees on long term sickness absence have the right to carry over some of their untaken holiday into the next holiday year. The ECJ has now said that there are circumstances where employees who have not been off sick and have been at work all year could also be entitled to carry over untaken holiday.