Markel Law Insights

Special category data under the GDPR

An airline is caught flying in the face of its statutory obligations towards its disabled employee

Operations manager ordered to pay compensation was personally liable for alleged racist remark

October 16, 2019 | Hannah Thomas

Warehouse worker unfairly dismissed for allegedly lying about the cause of an injury at work

It is established law that an employer's failure to conduct a reasonable investigation during a disciplinary process may mean that the employee's subsequent dismissal is unfair. A recent case provides a reminder to employers of the importance of considering all the relevant circumstances prior to dismissing.

October 15, 2019 | Rianda Markram

Latest news from the ICO

The ICO has recently fined one company for making nuisance calls and carried out a raid on another business suspected of making illegal pension calls. Read our blog to find out why this happened.

October 15, 2019 | Hannah Thomas

What adjustments would be reasonable for small businesses?

Equality law requires employers to make reasonable adjustments for their disabled employees. It can be difficult to assess when an adjustment is reasonable and what small businesses are required to do in complying with this duty.

October 14, 2019 | Joanna La Roche

Mental Health in the Workplace

The 10th of October was World Mental Health Day, giving much needed exposure to a very important issue. But employers must remember that mental health problems can affect anyone on any day.

October 14, 2019 | NCC Group

Updates can help protect your business from cyber attack

A cyber-attack can have a detrimental impact on a business, not only on its finances, but also its reputation and client confidence. In this article we discuss how businesses can protect themselves from a cyber-attack.