Employment Newsbrief Summer 2018 now available!

Welcome to the Summer edition of the Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the Employment sector.

The newsbrief opens with Julia Gray talking about GDPR Your questions answered as the 25 May 2018 marked the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation in the UK. Amie Roadnight then looks at the case of Hincks v Sense Network which asks the question when does an unfavourable reference amount to negligent misstatement?

James english then looks at whether it would it be fair to dismiss an employee if they had failed to disclose a relationship with a person convicted of serious criminal offence (even if this was not necessarily a breach of an express term of the employee’s contract)? This question was addressed by the Supreme Court in the case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (2018) UKSC 16. Tyson Taylor then explores the tax changes to termination payments.

Should shared parental leave be paid at enhanced rates like maternity leave? Zubeda Tayub will explore the answer to this question and finally can a disability account for bad behaviour? Lucy Miles looks at the tribunal decision of Wheeley v University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

A list of all the articles is below:

The newsbrief is available in full here.

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