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The European Court has ruled that secret recording of an employee thief did not breach human rights law. Not as long as it was proportionate. Read More
The Court of Appeal has reminded us all that legal advice from solicitors, provided it is from a solicitor, cannot be overheard and then presented in an unfair dismissal case, if it is legal advice from a proper solicitor. Read More
Guidance on menopause protection in the workplace has been published on the ACAS website. Read More
The Appeal Tribunal has handed down guidance on when protected offers are not protected and can be used to show a tribunal that an employer had already made their minds up or had improper reasons for dismissing the employee. In short, off the record chats are rarely off the record if the aim is an automatically unfair dismissal.
This impacts heavily on how an employer should handle difficult conversations around disability, as well as absence and maternity.
When an employee books holiday, as a general rule it is the employee’s problem if unforeseen events stop the employee from going. The employer must ensure the employee gets a break, not that the employee gets to a particular destination. Sickness while on a leave is a different matter however.
Resale Price Maintenance: the practice whereby manufacturers take steps to fix the prices at which retailers sell their products and prevent discounting. Read More
The Competition and Markets Authority has just announced the disqualification of a further three directors involved in price collusion. Read More
A case decided by the Information Commissioner has emphasised – if the point needed emphasising – the importance of securing the personal data of customers and resulted in an £80,000 fine for a London estate agency. Read More
The Information Commissioner’s Office is set to issue a fine of over £180 million following a breach of the new GDPR regulations. Read More
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case further emphasises to employers that they cannot ignore a disability even if they only find out about it after an employee has been dismissed. Where an employee has more than two years’ service (and therefore has the...