Employers may be ‘massively more liable’ for staff misdemeanours

Employers could be deemed legally responsible for a far greater range of staff behaviour, according to legal experts, after the Supreme Court ruled that a supermarket firm was accountable for one of its employees attacking a member of the public. A panel of five judges found that Morrisons was liable for the actions of Amjid… Continue reading

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Appeal rejected in landmark holiday pay case

Unison defends ruling at EAT to secure money for workers on commission An appeal in a landmark case on holiday pay has been rejected by the Employment Appeal Tribunal today, meaning people who earn commission will see their pay bumped up to include it. The decision in the long-running saga of British Gas v Lock… Continue reading

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Monitoring employee communications: recent ruling no green light to spy on staff

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that an employer had not breached human rights law when monitoring employee communications. However, UK employers would be wrong to see this as a green light to spy on staff. Emma Vennesson and Huw Beverley-Smith advise employers on policy and practice in a sensitive area of employment law.  Many… Continue reading

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