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NHS Trust fined £16,000 for exposing employees and contractors to asbestos

Records of hours worked are required to prove employers are complying with the Working Time Directive

May 17, 2019 | Hannah Thomas

Dismissal for comments on social media fair, but wrongful

A reminder that where misconduct is not sufficiently serious to constitute gross misconduct, notice pay is due. Read our blog here to find out more.

May 17, 2019 | Rianda Markram

Innocent mistake is no excuse for failure to pay ICO fee

Data controllers are required to pay a charge to the Information Commissioner (IC) unless they are exempt. The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 provide 3 tiers for payment. Read our blog to find why a well-known paint supplier was fined £4,000 by the IC.

May 16, 2019 | Rianda Markram

Anonymised personal data under the Data Protection Act

The question of what constitutes personal data has become increasingly important in this data driven world. Personal data demands protection and with increased fines from the Information Commissioner organisations are taking extra care to secure data under their control. Questions around disclosure can be tricky. Read our blog to find out more.

May 16, 2019 | Hannah Thomas

Failure to recognise disability on appeal, meant dismissal was discriminatory

A recent employment appeal tribunal case found that a dismissal was discriminatory, although the employer did not know the employee was disabled until the appeal hearing.

April 17, 2019 | Lauren Wilson

The Care Quality Commission – New Factual Accuracy Check Form

There are new Factual Accuracy Check Forms in place for Providers to contest draft reports. What has changed, and how are Providers affected?