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Monthly Archives: January 2020

When is it unreasonable to suspend an employee?

The High Court in the case of Harrison v Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has considered whether an injunction should be granted to allow an employee to resume their normal work duties where they had been suspended and would only be permitted to return to work on greatly reduced duties.

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What can we learn from Samira Ahmed’s successful equal pay claim against the BBC?

Samira Ahmed’s successful claim that she had unlawfully been paid less per episode than male presenter, Jeremy Vine, marks a significant victory in the ongoing dispute between the BBC and its female presenters. Our Associate, Helen Scott, examines the recent decision and what it means for equal pay cases going forward.

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Ethical veganism as a protected characteristic?

In a widely reported decision, which has attracted a large amount of media attention, the Norwich Employment Tribunal in the case of Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports has ruled that ethical veganism is capable of being a protected characteristic, but can you believe the headlines? Paul McGowan takes a closer look at the decision and assesses its actual impact on the law in this area.

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Free Breakfast Seminar 13th February 2020 – Employment Law Update

We are delighted to invite you to our first free Employment Law Update of the year on Thursday 13th February 2020. Case law and legislation are constantly changing the face …

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ICO issues first fine under GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has issued its first fine based on its powers under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The ICO fined Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, a London based pharmacy, £275,000 for failing to ensure the secure storage of special category data.

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