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UK: The UNISON tribunal fees ruling - has Lord Reed opened the floodgates?

United Kingdom - October 10 2017 There has been considerable speculation as to the likely effects of the Supreme Court's decision in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord…

UK: Data Protection Bill published - employers should prepare now for GDPR

European Union, United Kingdom - October 3 2017 The Government published the draft Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) on 14 September. The Bill will be debated at its second reading in the House of…

UK: Discrimination - burden of proof ruling highlights need for employers to present positive case

United Kingdom - October 3 2017 In Efobi v Royal Mail the EAT has ruled that it is not incumbent on the claimant in a discrimination claim to prove a prima facie case: it is for the…

UK: Employer’s duty of trust and confidence - caution needed before suspending to investigate alleged misconduct

United Kingdom - October 3 2017 A recent EAT ruling serves as a reminder to employers not automatically to suspend an employee accused of misconduct while an investigation takes…

UK: Pay gap reporting - EHRC recommendations and HSF review of gender pay gap reports published so far

United Kingdom - October 3 2017 The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently published research into gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps, along with a strategy for…

UK: Corporate governance - Government response to consultations on reform proposals

United Kingdom - October 3 2017 The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published its response paper on UK corporate governance reform, following on from the…

UK: Tax evasion - New corporate criminal offence of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

United Kingdom - October 3 2017 Two new corporate criminal offences of “failure to prevent” the facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion, contained in the Criminal Finances Act…

UK: Medical assessments: employers should review their arrangements to minimise risk of vicarious liability

United Kingdom - October 3 2017 A High Court has held in Various claimants v Barclays Bank an employer vicariously liable for the acts (in this case, alleged sexual assaults) of a…

UK: New Resources

United Kingdom - October 3 2017 New presidential guidance has been issued in relation to how employment tribunals should calculate pensions loss and awards for injury to feelings in…

Hong Kong: When can an employee’s out of work activities impact their employment?

Hong Kong - September 28 2017 In a recent case involving the Equal Opportunities Commission (the EOC), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (the CFI) considered whether an…