Articles & Downloads / 2018

Maxine Orr

Big Brother in the workplace

14 February 2018

In López Ribalda & Ors v Spain (1874/13), the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that covert surveillance in the workplace was a breach of an employee’s right to privacy. Read More

Toni Fitzgerald-Gunn

Holiday Pay Disarray

07 February 2018

In the recent case of King v The Sash Window Workshop, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that anyone deemed to have “worker” status must be able to carry over paid annual leave, even if they have not had the opportunity to take it. Read More

John Kelly

Keeping the “reasonable” in reasonable adjustments

31 January 2018

An English employment tribunal recently made an award of £1,000 against Marks and Spencer after managers delayed in providing a disabled staff member with the key to a customer lift which would have allowed him to reach the store’s toilets more easily. The tribunal concluded that the retailer had breached its legal duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Read More

Louise McAloon

GDPR Compliance – Essential steps to prepare your business for 25 May 2018

22 January 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR), comes into effect on 25 May 2018. The GDPR introduces a single legal framework across the EU for handling personal data. While many of the core principles and obligations remain unchanged under the GDPR, the GDPR does impose new and stringent additional requirements. Read More

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