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30 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Employer vicariously liable for data breach by rogue employee

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In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, the Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court that Morrisons were vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee who published the personal information (including salary and bank details) of around 100,000 staff on the internet.

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10 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion, Uncategorized

Supreme Court ruled – refusing to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage is not discrimination

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The long-awaited Supreme Court judgement in the ‘gay cake’ case has today been announced, the Supreme Court in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others has held that it is not direct discrimination for a Christian bakery to refuse to bake a cake containing a message supporting gay marriage.

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19 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Should you keep or delete your company’s data in a post-GDPR world?

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The length of time for which various types of personal data can be retained for is still a big question for many organisations working towards GDPR compliance. With the new Data Protection Act 2018 now in force, it is more important than ever to get retention right and know when to keep and when to delete.

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Relaxed immigration rules for migrant doctors and nurses: a boost to the NHS and care sector?

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The skills shortage hitting the NHS has triggered a relaxation of some immigration rules for doctors and nurses coming to the UK to work. The changes which will come into effect on 6 July 2018 will also affect migrant doctors and nurses in the private sector. This is welcome news for care providers with nursing care services as there is a significant shortage of nurses in the sector.

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24 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

On the Hunt – a failure to declare as a person of ‘significant control’

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Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has been reported to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards following a failure to declare his 50% interest in a property development company and the Company’s failure to register him as a person of “significant control” (“PSC”) with Companies House. But what is a PSC and what are the consequences of non-compliance?

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20 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

New regulations in Wales on use of zero hours contracts

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New regulations and statutory guidance which came into force in Wales on 2 April 2018 are set to impact on providers of domiciliary care by introducing new requirements to ensure fair treatment of their workers.

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19 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

How shared parental leave could help reduce the gender pay gap

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Gender pay, equality and fairness in the workplace are all hot topics, and a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case – Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali – sought to challenge the pay difference between maternity pay and shared parental pay (for shared parental leave).

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16 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

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With the statistic that 1 in 6 British workers are affected by mental health issues each year and estimated to cost the UK £35 billion annually, what can you do as an employer to actively support and promote workplace wellbeing?

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31 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Are you ready for gender pay gap reporting?

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Organisations will be required to analyse their gender pay gap and publish a report no later than 4 April 2018.

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15 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Is Christmas just a celebration or can it be an employment law headache?

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With the festive season now in full swing, hopefully it’s only the repetitive Christmas music giving you a headache. However, without wanting to sound like Scrooge, you must be aware during the festivities of employment law issues that could cause an even bigger headache.

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7 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Sexual harassment – stamping out the problem in the workplace

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Sexual harassment at work

Following the recent revelations in the celebrity and political world we have seen more attention on this problem. A BBC Radio 5 survey found that 52% of the participants experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, showing how widespread this issue is.

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2 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King is ‘Doing it for Dan’

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Staff at the Swindon and Marlborough offices of UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King have chosen a local charity, founded in memory of a colleague’s son, as the main beneficiary of their fundraising activities over the next two years. …

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