Employment e-news

Mental health at work

Napthens - December 5th 2017
Last month the independent Stephenson-Farmer review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees was published. In total 40 recommendations were made, focusing on mental health problems and poor well-being.
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Deliveroo riders are self-employed

Napthens - December 5th 2017
In recent months Tribunals have been finding that those who work within the “gig-economy” are in fact workers as opposed to being self-employed. However in a turn of events, the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) ruled that Deliveroo Riders are in fact genuinely self-employed and accordingly could not accept the Unions claim for recognition.
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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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