Posted by Helen Murphie, Partner
An employer who monitored an employee’s private communications at work has been found guilty of breaching his human rights.
Modern day businesses rely heavily on functioning networks and servers. So it’s no wonder that cyber crime is fast becoming one of the managers’ biggest headaches. From reputational damage and data protection, to crippling downtime, this invisible threat can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences.
A ground-breaking decision from the UK’s top court has been announced today which is forecasted to be the most significant judgment in UK employment law in the last fifty years. The ruling means that the tribunal fees introduced in 2013 are now illegal and importantly, those who have already paid the fees over the last four years, will have to be reimbursed. What are the consequences for employers and individuals? For starters, the Government have estimated at least £27m will have to be repaid to thousands of claimants.
We have heard a lot about Millennials otherwise known as Generation Y. But good or bad, the consensus is that Millennials are set to revolutionise the work place and that businesses better get with the programme.
In May, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal – that a job applicant with Asperger’s suffered indirect disability discrimination when she had to complete a multiple choice test after the prospective employer had failed to make reasonable adjustments.