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Oct
07
2020

£32.1m fine for employee surveillance
#Data Protection #Employment

Following an investigation by the Data Protection Authority of Hamburg, fashion retailer H&M has been fined the equivalent of £32.1m for illegally monitoring of its employees....

Oct
05
2020

Update: employment tribunal orders Jaguar Land Rover to pay gender-fluid worker £180,000 in compensation
#Employment

Having won her claims for harassment, direct discrimination and victimisation, non-binary ex-employee Rose Taylor was awarded £180,000 in damages at the remedy hearing which was held on Friday 2nd October....

Oct
01
2020

Police use of facial recognition
#Data Protection #Information Technology #Commercial

The Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision in the case of R v Bridges [2020] EWCA Civ 1058, the first case of its kind in the world dealing with law enforcement use of live facial recognition. ...

Oct
01
2020

Paranoid delusions are not a disability
#Employment

In the recent case of Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Ltd, the EAT had to decide whether paranoid delusions could amount to a disability....

Oct
01
2020

Clarkslegal highly recommended by Legal 500 UK 2021
#Clarkslegal #Commercial #Construction #Corporate #Crisis Management #Dispute Resolution #Education #Employment #UK Immigration #Public Sector #Real Estate

Clarkslegal prides ourselves on our excellent client service, so it is wonderful to be recommended by Legal 500 UK for our efforts especially during this different time for us all. We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised for the following practice areas; Construction, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Immigration and Public Sector....

Sep
30
2020

New fines and criminal records for self-isolating workers and their employers if they attend workplace
#Employment #Health & Safety

Employers will now commit a criminal offence and face fines if they knowingly permit a worker to attend the workplace after they have been told to self-isolate. ...

Sep
30
2020

How do I prove my final account claim?
#Construction

Many construction disputes relate to the calculation of the final account. Sometimes there may be an interesting point of law or expert evidence at stake. More often than not, the dispute will boil down to proving what work was done and / or what was the agreed price for the work....

Sep
25
2020

Adjudication and Insolvent Companies – falling at the final hurdle - will the decision be enforced?
#Construction

Our article in July 2020 commented on the Supreme Court decision in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] USC 25. This case opened the doors to more adjudications being started by liquidators of construction companies. ...

Sep
25
2020

Protecting employees mental health and wellbeing in the coronavirus climate
#Health & Safety #Employment

Almost half of people in Great Britain reported a “high” rating of anxiety at the beginning of lockdown, as opposed to only 21% at the end of 2019, with feelings of happiness and life satisfaction reported as significantly lower than before the coronavirus outbreak, with the most common concerns being work, well-being and finances....

Sep
24
2020

Chancellor announces the New Jobs Support Scheme
#Employment

Yesterday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the introduction of the New Jobs Support Scheme to protect businesses and employees moving forward, when the furlough scheme comes to an end. ...

Sep
23
2020

The pandemic’s disproportionate effect on women
#Employment

Earlier this year, the Government suspended the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In 2019 the gender pay gap stood at 17.3% in the UK. However, with the virus disproportionately impacting women over men (both in the workplace and at home), it could be argued that this year may have been even more important than ever to maintain reporting and keep momentum on equal rights....

Sep
23
2020

What does the Government’s U-turn on office workers really mean for employers?
#Employment

Yesterday, in a statement to the nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced several new restrictions to try to halt the increasing coronavirus infection numbers. One of the announcements was directed at office workers, who were asked to work from home where possible....

Sep
18
2020

BBC fails to reach gender parity target
#Employment

After 3 years of pay scandals, numerous equal pay claims and increases to the salaries of 700 female staff, the BBC has still failed to close its gender pay gap. ...

Sep
18
2020

A step in the right direction for gender fluidity in landmark discrimination case
#Employment

Non-binary engineer, Rose Taylor had been subjected to bullying and harassment at the hands of work colleagues and faced a lack of support from management at Jaguar Land Rover. ...

Sep
17
2020

Government announces biggest funding commitment to affordable housing in a decade
#Real Estate

The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched a programme which will see billions of pounds invested in affordable housing which will not only help the country ‘build back better’ but will also make it easier for the next generation to get a foot on the property ladder....

Sep
17
2020

State pension age increase not indirect discrimination
#Employment

The Court of Appeal (“CoA”) has confirmed that the decision to raise the state pension age for women, to match that of men, does not amount to unlawful discrimination, under either EU law or the Human Rights Convention....

Sep
16
2020

Mixed response to the rumoured ban on evictions until the end of the year
#Real Estate

The Government is reportedly rumoured to be preparing to extend the ban on evictions for those in the hospitality and retail sectors until the end of the year, with an official announcement to follow as early as next week....

Sep
15
2020

New revolving fund for SME residential developers
#Real Estate

The Government has announced a new £25m revolving fund for small and medium-sized (SME) residential developers to ‘grow and deliver more homes at pace’....

Sep
10
2020

Final dates for payment linked to invoices no longer permitted
#Construction

The TCC’s recent decision in Rochford Construction Ltd v Kilhan Construction Ltd found that final dates for payment must be a fixed period of time from the due date for payment under a construction contract. ...

Sep
09
2020

The scale of errors and fraud in the furlough scheme
#Employment

To date, under the coronavirus job retention scheme the government has paid £35 billion to employers to cover furlough payments....

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