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Refusal to recruit employee with hearing loss was perceived disability discrimination

United Kingdom - January 17 2018 This is the first case which has found perceived disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Under the Act, a person has a disability if…

Rachel Farr.

No reasonable expectation of privacy regarding emails

European Union, United Kingdom - May 17 2016 Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) states that everyone has the right to respect for their private and family life, their…

Rachel Farr.

E-cigarettes: heating up in the workplace

United Kingdom - April 16 2015 Smoking in enclosed or substantially enclosed workplaces in England has been prohibited since July 2007 (under the Health Act 2006). It is an offence…

Rachel Farr, Andrew Granger, Simon Walker.

Important changes to employment contracts from 6 April 2020

United Kingdom - February 4 2020 A fundamental change to employment contracts, taking place from 6 April 2020, may go unnoticed by many employers. Partly because the law in this area…

Shireen Shaikh.

Modern slavery and construction

United Kingdom - March 10 2017 Human trafficking and modern slavery is a significant global issue with estimates from the 2016 Global Slavery Index that 45.8 million people are…

Matthew Jones.