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    • Grant Shackleston

    • Partner Employment and Litigation - Boston & Spalding
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When beliefs extend beyond Veganuary

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Record numbers signed up to ditch meat during January for the Veganuary Challenge, but even when burgers are back on the menu, employers need to keep an eye on safeguarding ethical beliefs for vegans who make it a lifestyle. The interest in...

Why Big Brother needs to watch out when it comes to employee monitoring

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Many employers are using software solutions to track employee activity, particularly where home working is taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic, but using such software can take companies into dangerous territory which may result in breaches of data...

Companies with EU customers must act now

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When the transition period ends and the UK’s exit from the European Union is complete, businesses with customers in Europe will need to keep on the right side of data protection legislation. Under the European Union’s...

Companies need to get it right to protect against competition

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Companies looking to protect their business by relying on non-compete clauses for key employees should check that any post-termination restrictions are reasonable. To be enforceable, they should go no further than protecting an employer’s...

Do recent cases prevent Employers from snooping on their Employees during work time?

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Three recent cases, all determined by the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) have all held that various acts of surveillance by employers upon their staff have infringed their employees’ rights to pursuant to Article 8 (1) of the...

Employer found liable for the actions of a rogue employee's disclosure of staff data

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Introduction. Recently the High Court found Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC (Morrisons) to be liable to its staff for the actions of a rogue employee who distributed personal data of the staff to a file sharing website. The Facts of the Case. ...

Be warned, you cannot always snoop on your staff's emails!

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Introduction The monitoring of staff use of IT systems, e.g. email and telephone, is often deemed necessary by an employer to ensure that its staff are working during working hours. However employers in particular need to be wary of the risks of...

Are Post-Termination Covenants Enforceable?

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Introduction Many contracts of employment particularly in respect of senior staff, contain clauses known as post-termination covenants or restrictive covenants which can still bind an employee even after the termination of the employment contract. ...