Is an employer responsible for the actions of an employee who has ‘gone rogue’ and deliberately posted sensitive employee data online? Yes, the Court of Appeal has said in Morrisons v Various Claimants. Mr Skelton was an internal auditor at Morrisons. He had been recently disciplined and held a grudge against the company. He took…
In 2000, an independent work-related road safety task group carried out a survey, which established that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time. This is likely to account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week. While employers have no control over…
From 1st November 2018 anyone found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter now faces the risk of going to prison for anywhere between 1 and 18 years. It seems that over the past few years there have been more gross negligent manslaughter charges brought against directors and managers of companies than ever before.
The number of mesothelioma deaths had risen to 2,595 with a similar number of lung cancer deaths and the number of asbestosis deaths had risen to 500.
It seems like only yesterday that we were warning you about the dangers of sun exposure, but as sure as day follows night, here comes some advice regarding winter working.
A study by the University of the West of England argues that the working day is extended during commutes by advancements in technology. The study looked at 5,000 passengers commuting into London.
Mr Matei was employed as a security guard by Brooknight Guarding. He usually worked at Mitie but had been sent elsewhere too. His zero hours contract included a flexibility clause which said that he could be sent to any site.
Is it disability discrimination if an employer deals with an ill health retirement procedure badly? Not necessarily, the Court of Appeal has said. Mr Dunn was employed by the Ministry of Justice. He had depression and a serious heart condition. He applied for ill health early retirement.
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent. It will give bereaved parents the right to two weeks’ leave within 56 days of losing a child under 18. Bereaved parents can also claim statutory parental bereavement payments during their leave, subject to certain qualifications (which are likely to resemble those seen…
The UK construction sector is experiencing a serious skills shortage, with the CIOB reporting that 157,000 new recruits are needed by 2021 to keep up with demand. With Brexit looming on the horizon too, it is only set to worsen over the coming years.