Employment and HR Articles

The General Data Protection Regulation

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...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

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...

Age Discrimination and Retirement

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 Workplace

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 Feelings

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...

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Employment and HR News

Workplace Whistleblowing ProtectionJune 14, 2018

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – gives workers legal protection when disclosing information relating to crimes,...

Supreme Court Rejects Pimlico Plumbers’ Appeal in Employment Status CaseJune 12, 2018

There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their...

Small Family Company Overturns Pregnancy Discrimination FindingJune 3, 2018

Quite apart from any breach of sex discrimination law which might occur, it is automatically unfair dismissal if an employer dismisses a female employee for...

Are You Ready for the World Cup?May 20, 2018

The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup starts on Thursday 14 June with a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. England’s first...

Mental Health Awareness Week – Acas Guidance for EmployersMay 15, 2018

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is focusing on stress. Whilst not a mental health...

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