Employment Law Blog

8 February 2019

Disclosing the past - how much does the regulator need to know?

On 30 January 2019, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the eagerly awaited matter of R (on the application of P, G and W) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Appellants) [2019] UKSC 3 relating to the disclosure of criminal records.

Alecsandra Manning-Rees

24 January 2019

At last we are moving away from a state of limbo over NDAs

Ndas: the new duty to act ethically?

Richard Fox

16 January 2019

One year on from the President’s Dinner, what has changed?

Nothing has changed and yet everything has changed. One year on from the President’s Club dinner in London and some 15 months since Alyssa Milano kick-started the #MeToo movement on Twitter in October 2017, some have questioned what has actually changed in practice. After all, there has been no culture-changing legislation as we have had in recent years with disability and age, and the concept of sexual harassment has existed since the 1980s.

Richard Fox

10 December 2018

Ted Baker's ‘forced hugs policy’: Lessons for other employers

The instance of Ted Baker offers some important lessons to other employers as they seek to update their approach in a post-#MeToo​ era. One can only imagine what it was like for the HR department at Ted Baker last week, where the employee petition against a ‘forced hugs policy’ has focused much attention on the company’s culture.

Richard Fox

19 November 2018

Data Protection and the Law of Unintended Consequences…

Leaving aside the Brexit debacle, something that is keeping many employers awake at night these days is the risk of data loss and consequential liability.  The introduction of the GDPR in May of this year has (rightly) concentrated minds on this area, and a salutory decision of the Court of Appeal in WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants on 22 October 2018 is not going to provide much comfort in that respect.  It has significant consequences for all employers whose employees have access to important data.

Richard Fox

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