Posted by Kate Benefer, Partner
Believe us, we know. GDPR and Brexit are two of the most over-used terms from the past year and you are tired of hearing them. But bear with us: it’s where the two overlap that we’d like to focus on this time.
The Government’s new immigration system published today fails to tackle the deepening staffing crisis in the health and social care sector, according to Royds Withy King solicitors. The Immigration White Paper severely limits the ability of health and care providers …
The danger of social media should not be underestimated. This was recently highlighted by “the Ryanair 6” over the course of the last 4 weeks whereby despite Ryanair finding that the 6 had staged a picture of them being subjected to appalling working conditions and dismissing the 6 for gross misconduct; the damage was already done.
The UK is often cited as being one of the most video monitored societies globally, with up to 5.9 million CCTV cameras in operation in 2015 alone (one camera for every eleven people). Your organisation or business may use CCTV recording for a variety or reasons such as prevention of crime, health and safety or monitoring the workplace. Homeowners may also install domestic CCTV systems to protect their personal property.
The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Maria Miller MP, has published a report today that says Government, regulators and employers are all failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. The Committee concludes that sexual harassment …
25 May is nearly upon us. Tomorrow, the new regulation will come into force and affect organisations across all sectors, but the journey to compliance is not yet over for many businesses. If you are not ready, or are not sure, what are the key points that you should be thinking about now?
In the sixth blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Kate Benefer, partner in our Employment & HR team, look at subject access requests and how they can affect your business.
We often stress the importance of communication and making sure that employees understand where they stand to our clients.
However, when faced with the difficult decision to dismiss, communication between the parties can often be confused and make a difficult situation worse.
Immigration is a topic making media headlines on a regular basis. It is a key issue for the government to consider and something which affects both businesses and individuals.
Opinions are hugely divided regarding how immigration issues should be addressed, with the opposing Brexit campaigns being a recent and ongoing example of this.
When things go wrong between an employer and an employee and the relationship breaks down, the deciding factor can often be; ‘what does the contract say?’
As experts in employment law we see many cases involving poor contracts and see examples where both employers and employees become a victim of a poorly considered contact.
In the fifth blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Kate Benefer, an employment partner at Royds Withy King, explores the issue of how to prepare for a potential breach of the GDPR and your obligations in the event of the loss or misuse of data under your control.