Data Protection Rules

Reform of Data Protection Rules

Reform of Data Protection Rules The European Commission has sought to simplify and streamline the data protection rules across Europe. The aim of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to have a more unified approach to data protection. The GDPR will be enforced from 25 May 2018 and will replace the Data Protection Directive…

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Redundancy, ELiAction

10 tips for a Fair Redundancy Process

10 tips for a Fair Redundancy Process Why have a fair process? Although ‘redundancy’ is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, proper procedures must be followed to minimise the risk of a genuine dismissal by way of redundancy being found unfair. A fair process also reduces the risk of a discrimination claim. What should the…

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Gender Pay Gap, ELiAction

Government launches online service for Gender Pay Gap reporting

Government launches online service for Gender Pay Gap reporting Any business that has 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of men and women. Employers must both: publish their gender pay gap data and a written…

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Companions in meetings, ELiAction

Companions in Disciplinary and Grievance Meetings

Companions in Disciplinary and Grievance Meetings The Right to be Accompanied The statutory right to be accompanied by a companion only applies where a worker is required or invited to attend a disciplinary or grievance hearing and reasonably requests to be accompanied at the hearing. A “disciplinary hearing” is defined as a hearing which could…

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