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Right to a private life at work? Monitoring an employee's communications was a breach of the Article 8 right to a private life

European Union, Romania, United Kingdom - September 15 2017 The European Court of Human Rights has decided in Barbulescu -v- Romania [2017] EHCR 742 that monitoring an employee's emails was a breach of his…

Vicarious liability: is the (Christmas) party over?

United Kingdom - December 9 2016 In Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2016] EWHC 3104, the High Court had to decide whether a company was vicariously liable for injuries caused…

The Government's response to the Taylor Review - a good work plan?

United Kingdom - February 15 2018 The Government has published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. The Taylor Review, which was published last July, included…

TUPE transfer did not occur when transferee assumed responsibility for employees

United Kingdom - August 19 2014 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Housing Maintenance Solutions Ltd v McAteer and others (UKEAT/0440/13) that the Employment Tribunal…

Cessation of activities for five months did not prevent transfer of undertaking

European Union, United Kingdom - August 16 2018 In Colino Sigüenza v Ayuntamiento de Valladolid and others (C-472/16), the European Court of Justice considered whether a five month gap between…