The top five employment law cases in April

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The top five employment law cases in April   April has been a month that has brought us sunshine, rain and wind but alongside all of this there has also been some very important employment law cases in our courts. 1. Racial Harassment suffered by cleaner in diversity training   Whilst participating in an equality and… Continue reading

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Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation

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Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation   A Tribunal has ruled that an employer has carried out an inquiry into drug usage in a ‘deeply flawed’ manner after an employer who took caffeine tablets was accused of distributing drugs.   The London tribunal has awarded a trainee emergency call operator… Continue reading

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The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period

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The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period Maio Marques de Rosa v Varzim Sol   In Britain under regulation 11 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 a worker is entitled to at least one 24-hour period of uninterrupted time off work every week. The twenty-four hours must be consecutive but can… Continue reading

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STRIKING A BALANCE – interests of employers and privacy expectations of employees

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STRIKING A BALANCE – interests of employers and privacy expectations of employees The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published a new assessment of the balance between legitimate interests of employers and the reasonable privacy expectations of employees in which it outlines the risk assessment posed by modern working practices where new technologies enable more… Continue reading

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Supreme Court backs teachers in dispute over strike-related deductions from pay

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Supreme Court backs teachers in dispute over strike-related deductions from pay   The Supreme Court has ruled that a sixth form college deducted too much pay from three of its teachers in response to lawful strike action.   The teachers had argued that the 1870 Apportionment Act limited deductions from their pay in respect of… Continue reading

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