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Nov
20
2019

NHS Visas

In response to the fears of a very strained health service following Brexit, Boris Johnson has introduced the new NHS visa to allow easier recruitment of overseas doctors and nurses...

Nov
15
2019

Royal Mail Christmas strike prevented

This week, Royal Mail won a High Court injunction against what would have been the first national postal strike for a decade, by up to 110,000 workers and scheduled to..

Nov
14
2019

Changing reasonable adjustments could be discriminatory

Employers should be aware that changing or removing adjustments for a disabled employee could amount to a failure to make reasonable adjustments, even if they are replaced with other adjustments...

Nov
14
2019

New GDPR Special Category Data Guidance Published

There are some types of special category data under the GDPR that attract a higher level of protection given their sensitive nature. ..

Nov
08
2019

Restrictive Covenants – What’s happened in 2019

There have been some cases in 2019 which have offered employers guidance on restrictive covenants and demonstrated how important it is for employers to review such restrictions carefully. ..

Nov
08
2019

How should employers manage workplace romances?

The Chief Executive (“CE”) of McDonalds has this week been fired following a romantic relationship with a fellow employee. Despite the fact that the fast food giant acknowledged that the..

Nov
08
2019

Capita not liable to compensate for employee’s racist comments

Employers can be held legally responsible (vicariously liable) for the discriminatory actions of their employees which have taken place in the course of employment. To avoid being held liable, an..

Nov
05
2019

Consultation on better support for parents

The Government launched its consultation “Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families” earlier this year...

Nov
01
2019

Leaked email from lawyers was legally privileged

The Court of Appeal (“CoA”) has disagreed with an Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (“EAT”) interpretation of a leaked email. Instead the CoA held that the correspondence between a lawyer and the..

Oct
30
2019

Covert recording of employees: No breach of human rights

In López Ribalda and others v Spain, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that it was not a breach of Article 6 (right..



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