Articles & Downloads / 2018 / January

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

Niall McMullan

BBC’s Unlawful Drama Show

09 January 2018

A senior journalist at the BBC has resigned from her post because of the gender pay gap at the Corporation. Carrie Gracie, former BBC China Editor, stepped down from her role last week after accusing the BBC of having a “secretive and illegal” pay culture where female staff receive a lower salary than their male counterparts for carrying out the same role. In an open letter to the BBC, Gracie has alleged that the Corporation is “not living up to its stated values of trust, honesty and accountability” and despite her 30 years of service at the BBC, she did not trust senior management to deal with the problem. Read More

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