January 2018 Newsletter

It’s January so Happy New Year and welcome to our first Newsletter of 2018!   We hope you are all looking forward to the year ahead, particularly the HR/Employment law challenges?!  We update you on a couple of the main challenges in our Newsletter, namely the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reporting requirements.  We have new guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office on the GDPR and an EHRC consultation on the GPG, plus guidance from the Government and Equalities Office.  We also update you on the annual statutory rates increases.

In our case update this month we take a look at the High Court decision that Morrisons Supermarket was responsible (‘vicariously liable’) for the data protection breach of one of its employees. We also update you on the EAT’s decision that if a disclosure is found to be purely in an employee’s own self-interest, it cannot be a “protected disclosure” under the whistleblowing legislation.