Employment Matters - September 2019

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Employment Matters - September 2019

Published 4 septiembre 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.

Covert Recordings: An employee's covert recording is not necessarily an act of gross misconduct

The EAT has given useful guidance on whether, and when, covert recordings by employees will amount to gross misconduct.

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DSARS: New guidance given by Information Commissioner's Office.

The ICO’s new guidance sets out how to calculate the time limit for responding to DSARs, effectively making it shorter, as well as clarifies what constitutes manifestly unfounded or excessive DSARs.

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Holiday Pay: Holiday pay entitlement for part year workers

Statutory holiday pay entitlement for workers who only work for part of the holiday year should be based on their average weekly pay over 12 weeks multiplied by 5.6. It should not be pro-rated and capped at 12.07% of annualised hours.

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Illegal Workers: Illegal worker was not barred from bringing contractual claims against her ex employer

A domestic worker whose right to live in and work in the UK had expired without her knowledge was not barred from bringing contractual claims (including unfair dismissal) by the doctrine of illegality.

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Authors

Ceri Fuller

Ceri Fuller

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6583

Zoë Wigan

Zoë Wigan

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6564

Hilary Larter

Hilary Larter

Leeds

+44 (0)113 251 4710

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