Secretly recording a confidential meeting: Entrapment or a necessary guard against misrepresentation?
In our experience, employees frequently request to record disciplinary and capability meetings for a variety of different reasons and those requests are, in the most part, refused by the employer out of concern that it might inhibit frank conversation from taking place.
Police investigations and disciplinary action
Whilst these situations raise a lot of interesting questions for solicitors, they can cause headaches for employers trying to balance any ongoing police investigations with their own internal disciplinary procedures.
Extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and those on maternity leave – have your say!
Since our January newsletter, the Government has launched an important new consultation under which it is proposing to extend redundancy protection for pregnant women and those on maternity leave.
Whistleblowing claims: not just a headache for employers, employees can be found to be liable too
In a decision published this month, the Court of Appeal has found that individuals can be personally liable for whistleblowing detriments amounting to dismissal which they inflict on whistleblowers.
Did you know the ICO can prosecute an employee who steals personal data?
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently announced another prosecution of an employee who stole personal data from his old employer with a view to setting up a competing business.
Notice of termination: Supreme Court clarifies position on contractual notice delivered by post and when it takes effect
In a ruling earlier this month, the Supreme Court has clarified that, for contractual purposes, written notice delivered by post takes effect when an employee reads the relevant termination letter or has had a reasonable opportunity to do so.