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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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A game of salary Top Trumps in the office: Higher or Lower?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the case of Jagex Ltd v McCambridge has considered whether an employee had committed an act of gross misconduct by sharing salary details of a senior executive with colleagues after finding them in a document left by a communal printer.

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Does TUPE apply to workers?

The London Central Employment Tribunal in the case of Dewhurst v Revisecatch Ltd and CitySprint has considered whether the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) apply to workers as well as employees.

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How should a Tribunal determine an employer’s principal reason for dismissal?

The Supreme Court in the case of Royal Mail Group v Jhuti has considered what the principal reason for dismissal is where the real reason is disguised behind an invented reason.

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Can a flawed disciplinary process lead to a constructive unfair dismissal?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Retirement Security Ltd v Wilson has considered whether an employee could resign and claim constructive unfair dismissal as a result of procedural defects in their employer’s disciplinary process.

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