Employment Matters - Health - November 2020

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Employment Matters - Health - November 2020

Published 5 noviembre 2020

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

1. Whistleblowing: Employment tribunal time limits and the application of the ACAS code of practice when employees make whistleblowing allegations

The EAT has held that the grievance requirements of the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures may apply to whistleblowing allegations. It has also held that the imposition of a new contract was a one-off act with continuing consequences, not an act extending over a period.

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2. Employment tribunal costs awards: Employer recoups record £432,000 in legal costs

An employment tribunal has made what is believed to be the highest ever costs award against a “duplicitous” ex-employee.

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3. Vicarious liability: Is an employer liable for its employees’ practical jokes?

An employer was not vicariously liable for an employee’s practical joke that went badly wrong.

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4. ICO publishes new right of access guidance for handling DSARs

Following its consultation which closed in February 2020, the ICO has updated its DSAR guidance.

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5. Public sector exit payments

The Regulations imposing a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments are in force from 4 November 2020.

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Authors

Zoë Wigan

Zoë Wigan

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6564

Ceri Fuller

Ceri Fuller

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6583

Hilary Larter

Hilary Larter

Leeds

+44 (0)113 251 4710

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