Briefing quick find:

Can gross negligence constitute gross misconduct?

This was considered by the Court of Appeal in the case of Adesokan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 22. Introduction Gross misconduct is deemed to be conduct so serious so as to justify the summary dismissal of an employee. Examples…

GDPR: Changes to the data protection regime

On 25 May 2016 the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) comes into force and will be directly applicable in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. What does this mean for employers? The GDPR will update UK data protection law,…

What to expect in 2017

As we wave goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017, we take a look at the significant employment law changes that are expected this year.   When?  What? 22 December 2016 The Code of Practice (English Language Requirements for Public Sector Workers) Regulations 2016 In 2015 the government…

Gender pay gap regulations

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap) Regulations 2016 have finally been published. Employers with 250 or more employees will fall within the scope of the regulations. This means these employers are required to publish difference in pay between men and…