Festive staff parties – what could go wrong?

By Lauren Wison, Trainee Solicitor   Work-related events, including Christmas or other festive parties, can be considered ‘an extension of the...
Lauren Wilson
12th Dec 2019

Getting HR Ready for GDPR

As you may be aware, the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. GDPR brings with it a new regime for data protection...
Caroline Cockbain
18th Jan 2018

Monitoring of personal messages - Comments

As reported in our news article the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently handed down a high profile decision concerning an employee’s right to privacy.
Gillian Melville
19th Jan 2016

No special rules for social media misconduct - expert comments

Whilst the EAT declined to give any specific guidance to employers on how to deal with dismissals for misuse of social media in the case of The British Waterways...
David Reid
18th Aug 2015

Glasgow bin lorry inquiry - lessons to be learned - in employment

Once the individual starts work, the employer has an ongoing duty to the employee and to others to ensure they remain fit for the job they are doing and to...
David McRae
17th Aug 2015

Glasgow bin lorry inquiry - lessons to be learned - during recruitment

Most employers know that section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 means they are not generally permitted to ask job applicants questions about their health before...
David McRae
17th Aug 2015

New flexible working law now in force

Previously announced amendments to flexible working rights came into effect on 30 June 2014.
Gillian Melville
14th Jul 2014

Metropolitan Police Officers and staff told not to get any more visible tattoos - Expert Comments

Metropolitan Police Officers and staff told not to get any more visible tattoos and to formally register the ones they already have.
David Reid
19th Oct 2012

ACAS Guidance on Social Networking - Expert Comments

On 1 September 2011 ACAS launched guidance on its website to help UK employers and employees get to grips with cyber issues which are estimated to cost businesses...
David Reid
15th Sep 2011

Payment of employees unable to attend work - Expert Comments

Are employees entitled to be paid if they are unable to attend work?
Just Employment Law
18th Dec 2010
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