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MOUSER Helen NEWThere has been much commentary on the recent Court of Appeal decision which confirmed that VM Morrisons Supermarket PLC ('Morrisons') was vicariously liable for a deliberate, and criminal, data breach by an employee. In this article, GDPR specialist and former Data Protection Officer, Helen Mouser considers the steps employers can take to try and protect themselves from being liable for the actions of rogue employees.


ke2Employment tribunal decisions have been made available online for over a year. Kathryn Evens reflects on the service and looks at the implications of this and how employers should also exercise caution when using it to conduct checks on staff and new recruits.

Tags: Employment and Pensions


Employment Bulletin 

ke2To help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with Kathryn Evens (Senior Associate), or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey Employment team.


The Supreme Court in  Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others recently handed down its long awaited and controversial decision on the "gay cake case" in which a Christian bakery, which refused to provide a cake with a message supporting gay marriage, was held not to be discriminatory. However, a lot of the controversy surrounding the decision is due to a misunderstanding of the direct discrimination test applied.

Tags: Employment and Pensions


Following the Government's response to the Taylor Review looking at modern employment practices and staffing structures in February 2018 some recommendations are starting to be put in place. Kathryn Evens, senior associate in our people and employment team,  takes a closer look at the changes that are being made to itemised payslips for workers and what employers need to do.


DALLIMORE HelenWith no current agreement in place with the EU and March 2019 approaching fast, the UK government is beginning to accelerate its contingency planning for a potential "no deal" outcome. Helen Dallimore, managing associate in our people and employment team takes a look at what the impact of a "no deal" will be on workplace rights and the steps employers should consider taking in preparation.

Depending on what you read and where you read it, the position on whether it is likely that a deal will be reached with the EU on Brexit varies considerably and seems to change on an hourly basis.

Until the outcome of the negotiations is determined and the Withdrawal Agreement is signed by the UK and EU and ratified by their respective Parliaments there remains a possibility of a no-deal. Inevitably this creates significant uncertainty for UK citizens and businesses.


Employment Bulletin 

DALLIMORE HelenTo help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with Helen Dallimore, Senior Associate, or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey employment team.


Employment Bulletin

retail reportOne of the ways Foot Anstey aims to support the businesses we work with is through understanding the challenges and opportunities affecting different industries. This is so that we can provide meaningful insight and commentary, collaborate with partners and relevant organisations and share examples of best practice with our clients.

With this in mind we recently published the first of a series of Foot Anstey Retail Reports based on entirely new research. The research included consulting, through a survey and interviews, with 50 senior leaders of retail businesses on the issues affecting them.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2018


Employment Bulletin

Last week the Home Office launched an official ‘employer toolkit’ online aimed at helping HR teams support their EU staff, which we are happy to share with our clients and contacts as a useful resource. Foot Anstey are members of the CBI and are work closely with them on a number of initiatives at a local level.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2018


Employment Bulletin 

mortlock charlotteWith an increasing awareness and focus on mental health, Charlotte Mortlock, senior associate and Jordan Daruvalla, trainee solicitor discuss the concept of mental health first aiders (MHFAs) and how this role might be implemented by employers to improve employee wellbeing and manage legal obligations towards their staff.

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