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Employment e-news

Covert surveillance within the workplace

Napthens - February 19th 2018
Many employers have CCTV within the workplace, often as a security measure and for the prevention of theft. However, if employees are informed about the installation of CCTV and the reasoning behind the installation, does that give the employer the right to install covert CCTV as well?
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Sexual harassment by third parties in the workplace

Napthens - February 19th 2018
Following the recent waves of sexual harassment allegations in both Hollywood and Westminster, awareness has been raised surrounding allegations of sexual harassment within the workplace. Last month the Fawcett Society issued a review with a focus on sex discrimination, notably looking at sexual harassment from third parties within the workplace.
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The Government responds to the Taylor Review

Napthens - February 19th 2018
The Taylor Review was published last year and made a number of recommendations, specifically relating to employment status in the new “Gig Economy”. Earlier this month, the Government published its response and has indicated some areas...
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Britains largest ever equal pay claim for Tesco

Napthens - February 8th 2018
Tesco is facing the UK’s largest ever equal pay claim which is alleged to be in the region of £4bn with up to as many as 200,000 supermarket workers affected.
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Government announces Fit for Work scheme to be scrapped

Napthens - January 31st 2018
The government have announced that they will be terminating the Fit for Work scheme (FFW) from 31st March 2018 in England and Wales, with Scotland due to follow suit on 31st May 2018. The scheme can be used as normal until this time.
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Perceived disability claim upheld

Napthens - January 31st 2018
Disability is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 and as such an employee, or potential employee, should not be discriminated against due to their disability. It is generally understood that a claim for disability discrimination can be brought where an employee does not have a disability, but the alleged discriminator perceives them to have a disability. The EAT shone light on such a scenario in the recent case of Chief Constabulary of Norfolk v Coffey. 
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