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Archives: April 2015

Establishing the establishment! CJEU give their decision on the Woolworths case

When are the collective redundancy consultation requirements triggered? This has been the question we have all been wondering since the law was turned upside down two years ago by the Woolworths case.

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Can a final written warning given in bad faith be relied on?

The question of whether a final written warning given in bad faith can be relied on by an employer in a subsequent dismissal for unrelated misconduct was considered by the Court of Appeal in the case of Way v Spectrum Property Care Ltd (22 April 2015).

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The new Big Brother…your colleagues at work

Most of us now own a mobile phone with sophisticated recording technology. With the prevalence of such technology, the trend of employees secretly recording workplace interactions is becoming more common.

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Preparing for the Data Protection Regulation

It has recently been announced by the European Commission (“EC”) that they intend to conclude negotiations on and finalise the new Data Protection Regulation by the end of 2015 at the latest, which will harmonise data protection law across all the EU member states and have wide reaching effects on how many organisations handle personal data.

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The top 10 mistakes employers make when recruiting

Recruitment is an important area for employers to get right as employing the wrong person for the job can often be damaging to a business and its reputation. However, in addition to selecting the most suitable candidate, it is important for employers to take steps to help ensure that the recruitment process does not leave them exposed to claims of …

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Whistle while you work but only if it’s in the public interest…

Blowing the whistle can be the weapon of choice for senior executives as part of their exit strategy particularly if they do not have a discrimination card to play. Once they make a qualifying protected disclosure they acquire the right not to be subjected to any detriment for making that disclosure and any dismissal for doing so will be automatically …

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Managing workplace stress

In the recent High Court decision of Easton v B & Q Plc the trial Judge had to determine whether or not B & Q had exposed Mr Easton to such stress in the workplace as to cause a foreseeable risk of psychiatric injury. On the facts of the case, B & Q was held not liable.

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Commission decision: the next chapter… but the book isn’t closed yet

The long awaited Tribunal decision in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited came out just before Easter.

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