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Surveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work

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Does video surveillance of lecture halls violate a professor's right to privacy? Yes, held the European Court of Human Rights in  Antovic and Mirkovic v Montenegro. Article 8 of the  European Convention on Human Rights  protects the...

Vicarious Liability and Data Protection Breaches

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Can an employer be vicariously liable for the criminal actions of a rogue employee in breach of the  Data Protection Act? Yes, held the High Court, in  Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc. In early 2014, the personal details of...

Newsflash: Uber appeal on 'worker' status

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Uber's application to 'leapfrog' an appeal to the Supreme Court has been refused. Last month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed Uber's appeal in  Uber BV v Aslam, upholding the employment tribunal's decision that Uber...

Equal Pay Arrears from Insolvent Companies

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Will equal pay arrears claimed against an insolvent employer be payable by the Secretary of State out of the National Insurance Fund ? Yes, held the EAT in  Graysons Restaurants Ltd v Jones. Equal pay claims were brought against Liverpool City...

Amendments to ET1s and Time Limits

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Is the employment tribunal required, when deciding whether to give permission to amend a claim to add a new claim which may be out of time, to decide the ‘time point’?   Not necessarily, according to the EAT in  Galilee v Commissioner...

Holiday Pay: Important Case

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Does a worker who does not take paid annual holiday, because the employer refuses to pay, carry over his entitlement to paid holiday or is it lost at the end of each holiday year? It carries over, held the CJEU in  King v Sash Windows. Mr King was...

Discrimination: Orthodoxy Restored on Burden of Proof

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Does a Claimant in a discrimination claim have to prove facts from which an inference of discrimination could be drawn before the burden shifts to the Respondent? Yes, held the Court of Appeal in  Ayodele v Citylink , overruling the EAT's decision...

Breaking News: Uber appeals to Supreme Court

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According to a  tweet by Sky News , Uber has submitted a petition to appeal directly to the Supreme Court - 'leapfrogging' the Court of Appeal - in an attempt to overturn the  EAT's decision  upholding that its drivers are...

Without Prejudice / 'Protected' Conversations

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Can a Respondent employer rely on parts of a 'without prejudice discussion', or protected conversation, whilst at the same time using the rules as a shield? No, held the EAT in  Graham v Agilitas IT Solutions Ltd. The Claimant was facing...

Injury to Feelings Awards

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Is the  Joint Presidential Guidance  'Employment Tribunal awards for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury following  De Souza v Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd ' relevant to assessment claims for injury to feelings issued  prior...

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