Zero hours worker wins agency worker protection

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently held that a worker on a zero hours contract satisfied the legal definition of an agency worker. This meant that he was entitled to the protections afforded by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (the… Read on

Top tips for reference writers

There are numerous legal issues for employers to bear in mind when responding to reference requests.  Getting it wrong could result in legal liability for discrimination, negligence or data protection breaches. For more information on the legal issues to consider… Read on

A quick guide to references

Our quick guide aims to highlight some of the legal issues and requirements relating to references for those giving references, those who are the subject of references and those requesting a reference. For those writing references, read our article: top… Read on

Employee liable for data protection breach

Even a relatively small data protection breach can have serious consequences for those involved. An individual was fined £850 plus costs in a recent case. Facts of the case An apprentice at Southwark Council was investigated by the Information Commissioner’s… Read on

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