DATA PROTECTION - 02.07.2020
ICO’s IT security checklists for homeworkers
New guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new IT security checklists for employers who currently have staff working from home (see The next step ). These checklists aren’t exhaustive, but they do cover the common IT vulnerabilities which the ICO often sees exploited in homeworking settings. ...
TRIBUNAL PROCEDURE - 03.06.2020
Legal privilege - does copying in your solicitor count?
If an individual seeks legal advice on an employer’s behalf, the communications between them and their legal representative aren’t disclosable in any legal proceedings. What’s the position if your solicitor is copied into an internal email?
DISMISSAL - 03.06.2020
Refusing to return from furlough
You’ve asked an employee who was placed on furlough to now return to work. However, they’ve refused your request. Do you have grounds to dismiss them in this situation?
RIGHT TO WORK - 05.05.2020
The new points-based immigration system
On 1 January 2021 free movement of EU nationals into the UK will formally end and a new points-based immigration system will be introduced. What will applicants who wish to work here have to demonstrate under the new system?
CORONAVIRUS - FURLOUGH - 05.05.2020
Furlough: written consent needed?
The Treasury has directed that employers and furloughed employees must have “agreed in writing” that the employee will cease all work during their period of furlough leave. But will an email exchange suffice?
CORONAVIRUS - CONTRACTS - 05.05.2020
Does coronavirus frustrate a contract?
An employment contract can be brought to an end immediately if it’s “frustrated”. Where this happens an employee can’t bring an unfair or wrongful dismissal claim. Could coronavirus be a frustrating event?