Monthly Archives: June 2016

Confidential information: when and how to deal with it

Confidential information: when and how to deal with it Employees often acquire confidential information and knowledge of key business interests including such things as the identity of clients, future business strategy and pricing. It is often tempting for employees to … Continue reading

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Indirect religious discrimination: For better or for worse…

Indirect religious discrimination occurs where: A applies to B a ‘provision, criterion or practice’ (PCP); B has a particular religion/belief, or lack thereof; A applies, or would apply, that PCP to persons not of the same religion or belief as … Continue reading

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UK whistleblowing law…time for a change?

‘Whistleblowing’ refers to the act of reporting or exposing suspected wrongdoing within an organisation. The law governing the area can be found in the Employment Rights Act 1996, as amended by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. This protects employees … Continue reading

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Vicarious liability in the workplace – the Supreme Court decides

Vicarious liability is the means by which a person or entity may be held liable for the acts or omissions of another, because of their relationship. The concept frequently arises in the employment context; employers are often held liable for … Continue reading

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