Employment and HR Articles

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?June 1, 2018

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In the absence of an express...

The General Data Protection RegulationJune 1, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaced the EU Data Protection Directive, came into force on 25 May 2018 and now, together with the...

Age Discrimination and RetirementFebruary 17, 2018

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) in 2011, it is not permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the...

The Right to Privacy and the WorkplaceFebruary 17, 2018

In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) looked at an employer's right to examine an employee's use...

Compensation for Injury to FeelingsOctober 22, 2017

Compensation in unfair dismissal cases is based on financial losses, but where the dismissal is also discriminatory, it is possible to claim damages for non-financial...

The GDPR – Will You Be Ready?October 22, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, is a comprehensive data protection regime aimed at achieving a high level...

Pension Rights for Gay Spouses and Civil PartnersOctober 22, 2017

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights. Paragraph 18 of...

Monitoring of Employee’s Emails Did Violate His Privacy RightsOctober 22, 2017

In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) looked at an employer's right to examine an employee's use...

In Brief: HSE Guidance on the Safe Use of Work EquipmentOctober 22, 2017

The Health and Safety Executive has a publication on what employers and others responsible for workplace health and safety should do in order to comply...

A Guide to Shared Parental LeaveJune 12, 2017

Regulations that came into force on 1 December 2014 made changes to the way in which eligible parents can take leave after the birth or...

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