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Jul
13
2018

Facebook to pay for data protection breaches

The ICO has announced that Facebook will be fined the maximum possible amount of £500,000 for its breaches of the Data Protection Act in relation to the Cambridge Analytica scandal,..

Jul
13
2018

Recurring holiday dreams?

In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust, The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that voluntary overtime should be included when calculating holiday pay, if it is paid over a..

Jul
13
2018

Discrimination arising from disability: Any treatment must be proportionate

In Ali v Torrosian and others (t/a Bedford Hill Family Practice) the EAT confirmed that when determining a claim for unfavourable treatment arising in consequence of a disability, Tribunals must..

Jul
06
2018

Government announces new visa scheme for overseas researchers

Immigration rules are to be relaxed by the Home Office today with the introduction of a new ‘UKRI Science, Research and Academia’ scheme which allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and academics..

Jul
05
2018

Right to work check: Failure to give right of appeal following dismissal, found to be unfair

As we have previously blogged, if an employee fails to produce evidence of his right to work in the UK, it will not necessarily be fair for an employer to..

Jul
05
2018

Qualifying period for Unfair Dismissal Claims

If an employee is dismissed for gross misconduct just short of 2 years service, s/he cannot add on statutory minimum notice so as to qualify to bring an unfair dismissal..

Jul
03
2018

GDPR: Commercial realities

It will not have escaped organisations’ attention that data protection laws have undergone significant reforms lately. ..

Jun
29
2018

Tribunal delivers further win for gig economy workers

In a recent ruling by the Employment Tribunal, Hermes couriers have been deemed to be workers. This is the latest in a long line of decisions about the gig..

Jun
29
2018

Changes to UK immigration rules from 6 July 2018

The UK Government has announced changes to the immigration rules that will come into effect on 6 July 2018. Many of the changes are positive and will bring welcome news..

Jun
26
2018

Whistleblowing: When is a Disclosure Protected?

In Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth the Court of Appeal has confirmed that to be protected under whistleblower legislation, disclosures need to be more than mere allegations and have..



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