Employment Law Weekly News Update

6th September 2018

Is this edition:

• The EAT holds that the primary question when considering whether an allegation had been made in bad faith for the purposes of a victimisation claim under the Equality Act 2010 is whether the employee acted honestly.
• EMW Law LLP have identified that 6,281 complaints were made to the ICO about potential data breaches between 25 May 2018, when the GDPR came into effect and 3 July 2018, a 160% rise over the same period in 2017.
• University research shows that many commuters use free Wi-Fi provision on their journey to and from work to ‘catch up’ with work emails, paving the way for the commute to be counted as working time.
• Home Office transparency data has revealed that fines for hiring staff with no right to work in the UK plummeted by 74% in the second quarter of 2018.