The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regularly updates its guidance on matters relating to privacy and data protection. In its latest guidance the ICO addresses passwords and encryption in the context of taking technical and organisational security matters. Read our blog to find out more about the content of this guidance.
The regulations that apply to the calculation of holiday and to part-time workers do not set out any precise formula for calculating holiday pay for part-time workers where they do not work fixed hours or days each week, or work during term-time only. However, the onus remains on the employer to ensure that the holiday calculation they apply to their part-time workers is lawful. A number of cases have come before the employment tribunal where this issue has been considered.
When is it fair for an employer to dismiss an employee due to reputational damage? Read our blog here to find out more.
An issue that sometimes arises in the workplace is the extent to which employees can maintain that teasing behaviour by work colleagues is unwanted and even discriminatory, where the same employees have also indulged in workplace banter and, on the face of it, are willing participants of this. The employer would be expected to act where the “banter” is unwanted and, where proven, take disciplinary action against the culprits where appropriate. Read our blog for a summary of a recent case that considered this issue.
With company Christmas parties on the horizon, employers may wish to consider when they could be “vicariously liable” for the actions of their employees at company parties, if those actions are said to have been committed in the course of employment. Read our blog for a summary of the legal position for employers.