Employment Law Weekly News Update

17th May 2018

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that an ET was entitled to take into account the context of a comment about supporting ISIS made to an employee of Moroccan origin and a Muslin, and conclude it was not related to race or religion.
• The EFTA Court hold that travelling time outside normal working hours from, and to, home to a location other than the normal place of work in order to carry out duties in that other location was working time.
• The Information Commissioners Office has published its final detailed, practical guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation which will apply from 25 May 2018.
• A new CIPD report reveals that ‘presenteeism’, or people coming into work when they are ill, has more than tripled since 2010, but only a minority of organisations are taking steps to challenge the problem.