Thomas Mansfield represents Claimant in Breach of Privacy Action against the Police
Neill Thomas Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Thomas Mansfield acted for Andrea Brown in claims for breach of data protection and human rights law, misuse of confidential information and misfeasance in public office against the Metropolitan Police and Greater Manchester Police.
Drink and Drugs Abound on Social Media in the UK – and it Could Cost You a Job
Neill Thomas Tuesday, July 5, 2016
We conducted a survey into attitudes towards social media in the workplace, finding that risky content is rife and the consequences could be dire.
Uplift to Awards Under the ACAS Code
David Gray-Jones Tuesday, June 21, 2016
In a case in which an Employment Tribunal makes an award of compensation it has the power to increase compensation by up to 25% if it finds that there has been a failure to comply with the requirements of any relevant ACAS Code of Practice on the part of the employer. It may also decrease compensation by the same percentage amount if it finds an unreasonable failure to comply with a relevant Code by an employee. The power is set out under s.207A of the Trade Union and Labour Relations...
Management of disability related absence
David Gray-Jones Tuesday, May 24, 2016
In the case of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Court of Appeal looked at the question of whether it is a reasonable adjustment to discount disability related absence in an absence management procedure. Previous case law had suggested that it might not be necessary to discount such absence. In this case the Court of Appeal found that the employer's requirement for consistent attendance at work could be seen as a provision criteria or practice (known as a...
Age discrimination - long serving teacher
Neill Thomas Thursday, May 12, 2016
Long serving teacher constructively dismissed but not discriminated against on the grounds of age
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Terry Sullivan, BCM Construction