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Metropolitan Police v Denby

Napthens - December 5th 2017
Where another person influences a decision-maker in a discriminatory way, does this result in them being a joint decision-maker? According to the EAT in Metropolitan Police v Denby the answer is yes. The Claimant, Mr Denby, was a male police officer in charge of the Territorial Support Group. A new Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC), Maxine De Brunner, was brought in to drive discrimination out of the police service.
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GDPR: Top 10 Questions & Answers

Napthens - November 24th 2017
1.  Are there any specific clauses I should add to employment contracts to ensure I am compliant with holding data from a GDPR perspective? Commentary even prior to the GDPR suggested that relying on consent to process employee data was...
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GDPR: Subject Access Requests

Napthens - November 8th 2017
This update focuses on a specific data subject right, the right of access to personal data. Such a right is exercised by the data subject making a request, commonly referred to as a “subject access request” (a SAR).
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Can the withdrawal of work result in sex discrimination?

Napthens - October 30th 2017
In the recent case of Ndebele v A Bubble Company Ltd, an employment tribunal considered the question of whether an employer had committed direct sex discrimination when they rejected a female chef’s request to do extra paid work.
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Union launches legal action over redundancies

Napthens - October 30th 2017
In the wake of the collapse of Monarch Airlines, the Union, Unite are launching legal action on behalf of over 1,800 members of staff who were consequently laid off. In August this year the administrators, KPMG, were called in to look at...
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Managing cancer in the workplace

Napthens - October 30th 2017
More than 112,000 people, of working age, are diagnosed with cancer each year. This is in addition to an estimated 700,000 employees currently caring for somebody with cancer in the UK. So what are their rights and how can you help?
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