Employment Insight: Social Media: Treading carefully >

Social media cases are often newsworthy, particularly where the conduct of individuals occurs outside work on their own personal social media accounts. A review of the reported cases highlights the extent to which, in certain circumstances, Tribunals are willing to find in favour of an employee. Central to any Tribunal’s decision making will be the extent to which an employer implemented and communicated a social media policy, whether a fair disciplinary process was followed, and whether the employer had carried out an assessment of the potential damage caused to it by an employee’s comments. 

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

The changing definition of personal data >

The definition of personal data is a vexing issue for data controllers and recent judgments in the UK and Europe do little to clarify it. Mark Scodie and Andrew Wheelhouse find that the definition of personal data is dependent on the individual circumstances of a case. 

Posted on 24 Mar 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >

Public & Regulatory Law Update >

Our latest Public & Regulatory update covers the general power of competence, personal data changes, the new procurement rules, judicial review reforms, and the basics of non-party election campaigning.

Posted on 18 Mar 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >