Happy New Year and welcome to another edition of Workplace Law.
In this edition, we consider rogue employees when it comes to data breaches, covert cameras and the increase in tribunal fees.
Rogue employment: data breaches.
With the deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation fast approaching on 25 May 2018, data protection is on many employers’ minds, but perhaps none more so than Morrisons.
Surveillance at work is a tricky issue. Employers need to protect their business and property, including against the risk of unscrupulous employees. The difficulty arises where this practical necessity comes up against data protection law and human rights.
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Since abolishment of employment tribunal fees in July 2017, we have seen a steady increase in claims being lodged against organisations. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has now published statistics for the period July to September 2017.