GDPR case studies

Taylor Wessing looks at the practical application of the GDPR in ‘real’ (but fictional) business situations, highlighting some of the stand-out issues, new requirements and challenges in the incoming legislation. The case studies include how to carry out a GDPR data audit, consent and the GDPR – some practical considerations, a data breach GDPR case study and how to deal with a Subject Access Request made by an employee during a disciplinary process.

Government inquiry on sexual harassment in the workplace launched

On 31 January, the Women and Equalities Committee heard oral evidence from experts on employment and law. They are now launching a full inquiry to consider in more depth issues covered in that session, and invite written evidence specifically on:

  • how widespread sexual harassment in the workplace is, and whether this has increased or decreased over time
  • who experiences sexual harassment in the workplace, who perpetrates it and what the impact is on different groups
  • actions that the government and employers should be taking to change workplace culture to prevent sexual harassment, give people more confidence to report sexual harassment, and make this issue a higher priority for employers
  • how workers can be better protected from sexual harassment by clients, customers and other third parties
  • the effectiveness and accessibility of tribunals and other legal means of redress and what can be done to improve those processes
  • the advantages and disadvantages of using non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases, including how inappropriate use of such agreements might be tackled

This inquiry will sit alongside their related inquiry on the Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 13 March 2018.

Statutory pay rates increase from April 2018

In line with the consumer prices index, the rates of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and sick pay will increase from April 2018 as follows:

  • From 1 April, statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay will be raised to £145.18 per week (up from £140.98).
  • From 6 April, statutory sick pay will increase to £92.05 (previously £89.35) per week.
  • From 9 April, Maternity Allowance (to which self-employed mothers, or those who have not been employed long enough to qualify for statutory maternity pay, may in some cases be entitled) will also rise to £145.18 per week (from £140.98).