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FTSE gender balance a year on – is progress being made?

The Hampton-Alexander Review (the “Review”), an independent, business led review supported by the UK Government, has published its ‘one year on’ supplementary report on gender balance in FTSE leadership....more

GDPR and personal data breaches: what, when, who, and how?

What is a ‘personal data breach’? First things first, what exactly is a personal data breach? The GDPR defines it as “a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised...more

Consent under the General Data Protection Regulation: what are the alternatives for employers?

The UK's Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has launched a series of blogs designed to “bust some of the myths” which she believes have developed around the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Her first...more

Queen’s Speech confirms (new) data protection law for the UK

The Queen’s Speech on 21 June 2017 confirmed the government’s plans for a new data protection law ensuring "that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data". ...more

Maintaining confidentiality in fund documents: a realistic expectation?

In this context, the English High Court recently granted an interim injunction preventing the disclosure and publication by Reuters of information from confidential documents relating to a fund manager, Brevan Howard Asset...more

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2017, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating an employee's entitlement to a statutory...more

Subject Access Requests in the UK - An Update

This OnPoint reports on the Court of Appeal judgment in Dawson-Damer & Ors v Taylor Wessing LLP, handed down on 16 February 2017, which addresses two key aspects of the legislation enabling individuals to lodge subject access...more

Taking "Subject Access Requests" Seriously in the UK

Under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) employees are entitled to make a data “subject access request” (SAR) in order to obtain copies of the personal data held about them by their employer and certain other...more

Bullying in the workplace in France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA

There are important differences between the approaches that different countries take to address the issue of workplace bullying. This OnPoint provides an overview of the approaches taken in France, Germany, Russia, the UK and...more

Discrimination and Childcare Vouchers

The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held on 9 March 2016 in Peninsula Business Services Ltd v Donaldson that it was not unlawfully discriminatory for an employer to suspend the payment of childcare vouchers during...more

No Right to Privacy in the Workplace?

Last week the European Court of Human Rights held in Barbulescu v Romania (Application no. 61496/08) that there was no breach of the right to privacy where an employer searched the contents of an employee's instant messaging...more

Travelling Time - Is It Work? CJEU Decides that Travel Time for Workers With No Fixed Workplace Can Be Working Time

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) has held, in Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL & ors, that for the purposes of the Working Time Directive...more

Zero Tolerance of Zero Hours Contracts

Zero hours contracts are favoured by many employers in the United Kingdom due to their flexible nature, allowing them to respond to fluctuating demands for services. According to the Office of National Statistics, in the...more

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