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Data protection update – EU decides UK data standards are provisionally adequate

Senior Associate, Alexandra Besnard The European Commission has now published two draft decisions on the “adequacy” of the UK’s data protection standards post-Brexit, which provisionally confirm that the UK’s data …

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Supreme Court: Uber decision

Paralegal, Craig Harvey On Friday 19th February 2021 the Supreme Court handed down the decision in the case of Uber BV v Aslam. A highly anticipated case for those interested in …

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Employers beware of ‘stale’ equality and diversity training!

Partner, Paul Johnstone The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the case of Ally (UK) Ltd v Gehlen has considered whether an employer could rely upon the ‘reasonable steps’ defence to …

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Can an employer force an employee to get a coronavirus vaccine?

Principal Solicitor, Paul McGowan As we enter 2021, the vaccination efforts against COVID-19 are looking promising, with the UK having approved three vaccines at the time of writing (the Pfizer, …

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Updates to Government guidance on shielding

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January 2021 that England would be placed into another national lockdown, the Government has published further guidance on those who are required to shield. Our Principal Solicitor, Paul McGowan, has written an update to summarise the updated guidance and its significance for employers.

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