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Pure Employment Law > 2017 > December
Burden of proof – already back to the way it was!

Burden of proof – already back to the way it was!

22 December 2017 by Nicola Brown

As employment lawyers, we are very used to keeping up to date with ever-changing case law. However even so, it is still fairly unusual for me to need to write an article in December about the reversal of a decision I wrote about only in August! My August article is here... read more »

Whistleblowing while you work

Whistleblowing while you work

22 December 2017 by Marianne Wright

Last July, we reported on the case of Ms Jhuti v Royal Mail. Ms Jhuti ‘blew the whistle’ to her line manager by making disclosures about suspected breaches of the Royal Mail’s rules and Ofcom’s rules. Ms Jhuti’s line manager put her on a performance plan and told HR they would need... read more »

A (data) chain is only as strong as its weakest link

A (data) chain is only as strong as its weakest link

13 December 2017 by Nicola Brown

One of the data protection principles under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”), states that data controllers must take "appropriate technical and organisational measures…against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, and damage to, personal data." What happens when a data controller does not take appropriate measures?... read more »

Headphone wearing employee largely to blame for his own unfair dismissal

Headphone wearing employee largely to blame for his own unfair dismissal

18 December 2017 by Peter Stevens

If an employee’s behaviour is such that the ordinary man in the street would say that they deserved to lose their job, would their dismissal be fair in law? Not necessarily. Employment law has developed a vast array of legislation and case law by which the question of whether a person was unfairly... read more »