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Employee privacy and monitoring

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held in Barbulescu v Romania (Application no. 61496/08) last week that there was a breach of the right to privacy where an employer searched the contents of an...more

Never a Dull Moment in Employment Law: Whistleblowing and More

The Supreme Court’s recent decision quashing the Employment Tribunal fee regime is not the only recent employment law news of which UK employers need to be aware. This OnPoint summarises some other recent developments....more

When whistleblowing is in the public interest… and it’s not just a question of numbers

This update reports on the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Chesterton Global Limited and anor v Nurmohamed in which it considered the public interest requirement of the UK’s whistleblowing legislation....more

Gender Pay Reporting – New Regulations to Apply to Large UK Employers from October 2016

The Government published draft regulations on 12 February 2016, which will require employers with 250 or more “relevant employees” to report annually on their gender pay gap. The consultation period in respect of the draft...more

Shared Parental Leave in the UK

Is it good to share? New Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) rules allow eligible employees to share up to 50 weeks' leave and 39 weeks' pay in the year following a child's birth or...more

UK Employment Law Update: Be Careful With Your Employment Procedures

This OnPoint reports on two recent UK employment law decisions which remind employers of the perils of failing to comply with appropriate procedures in relation to the conduct of disciplinary, grievance and other matters....more

Cheaper to Dismiss?

Legislation came into force in the UK on 29 July 2013, limiting the amount an employee can receive by way of compensation for unfair dismissal to the lower of £74,200 or 52 weeks’ gross pay. ...more

UK Supreme Court Decision Limits Employers’ Power to Terminate Employment

Today the Supreme Court has handed down its widely anticipated judgment in the case of Société Générale v. Geys. The decision clarifies the powers of employers to terminate the employment of employees without giving full...more

Increase in UK Compensation Limits

From 1 February 2013 the maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for unfair dismissal (save in the exceptional cases such as whistleblowing, where no cap applies to the compensatory award) will increase,...more

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