Employment, Immigration and Pensions Update - September 2017

Employment, Immigration and Pensions Update - September 2017

A monthly update from the Employment, Immigration & Pensions team, containing news about recent and topical developments in employment, immigration and pensions law.

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  1. Employment appeal tribunal considers the burden of proof in discrimination cases

    In the recent case of Efobi v Royal Mail Group Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) looked at whether it is still the correct approach that the initial burden of proof is on the Claimant in cases of potential discrimination. The... Read more
  2. Monitoring employee's emails interfered with Article 8 privacy rights

    In the case of Barbulescu v Romania , the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”), has found that the monitoring of Mr Barbulescu’s Yahoo Messenger communications infringed his Article 8 privacy rights. This decision... Read more
  3. Injury to feelings: Vento bands increased

    The President of the Employment Tribunals has recently confirmed an increase in the compensation bands (known as the Vento bands) awarded for injury to feelings in discrimination cases.  In discrimination claims, claimants can seek an award for injury... Read more
  4. Hiring employees from abroad: the costs and benefits

    The process of bringing across overseas nationals to work for a UK company can appear daunting and pose a number of challenges for today’s busy FD. However, there are certain steps FDs can take to equip themselves to deal with these challenges and ensure their companies remain in the optimal position to embrace the best talent for the job.

    This article was published in Director of Finance by Jackie Penlington of Stevens & Bolton. 


  5. UK Data Protection Bill published

    The new UK Data Protection Bill (the Bill ) was published on 14 September 2017. The Bill is designed to be read in conjunction with the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR ) which comes into force on 25 May 2018. The Bill is due for its second... Read more

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