Working time Regulations and Rest Breaks

Working time Regulations and Rest Breaks In Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd UKEAT/0316/16, the EAT held that an employer is not entitled to add a number of short breaks together to meet the 20 minute …

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Fixed term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal

Fixed term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal In Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust v Drzymala UKEAT/0063/17/BA, the EAT held that if an employer complies with the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 (the …

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Surveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work

Surveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work In Lopez Ribalda & Ors v Spain, the European Court of Human Rights held that covert surveillance in the workplace did breach the employees concerned right to privacy (contained in …

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Perceived disability discrimination

Religious DiscriminationPerceived disability discrimination In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey the EAT upheld a finding of disability discrimination by perception. It was found that if a non-disabled job applicant is rejected due to …

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Protected Conversations

ConversationProtected Conversations In Basra v BJSS Ltd the EAT held that, if the date of termination is in dispute, a tribunal can hear evidence about ‘protected conversations’ in an unfair dismissal case. …

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Surveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work

SurveillanceSurveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work In Antovic and Mirkovic v Montenegro the European Court of Human Rights held that video surveillance of lecture halls violated a professor’s right to privacy. In this case the Dean …

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Whistleblowing

Diplomatic ImmunityWhistleblowing In Parson v Airplus International Ltd the EAT decided that a disclosure would not be protected if the worker involved did not believe it was made in the public interest …

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Breaches of Data Protection and Vicarious Liability

Data protection - image of laptopBreaches of Data Protection and Vicarious Liability In various claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc it was held that an employer could be held vicariously liable for the criminal actions of one of its employees in the …

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Injury to feelings awards

Injury to feelings - handcuffsInjury to feelings awards In Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Constabulary the Court of Appeal held that when considering assessment claims for injury to feelings prior to September 2017 the Joint …

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Working Time: Workers can work 12 consecutive days without a weekly rest break

Working time - clock imageWorking Time: Workers can work 12 consecutive days without a weekly rest break In Maio Marques da Roda v Varzim Sol the European Court of Justice held that the EU Working Time Directive does allow for weekly rest of 24 hours for a …

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