HR Update
Jack Harrington
30/09/2019
The latest on the right to work for EU nationals post Brexit, a cautionary tale of GDPR breach, plus cases on disability discrimination, employment status and whistleblowing

What’s new This month we look at the timescale for responding to a subject access request, a consultation on health in the workplace, gender discrimination in job adverts, and Labour’s proposals for employment law reform. Read more >

Brexit Update

Immediate end to free movement of EU citizens not possible in the event of ‘no deal’.Read more >

Employer’s unsuccessful attempts to accommodate a disability did not amount to discrimination

The EAT in the case of DWP v Robininson has held that an employer was not guilty of discrimination when it tried but failed to deal with issues concerning an employee’s impaired eyesight.   Read more >

PwC fined €150,000 for GDPR breach PwC, a multi national professional services company, has been fined €150,000 as a result of a breach of GDPR rules relating to the processing of employee data.   Read more >

Whistleblowing – reasonable belief and public interest

In the recent decision of Okwu v Rise Community Action, the EAT held that a tribunal had misapplied the public interest test in a protected disclosure case.  Read more >

Self employed consultant or worker?

A recent NHS case about the employment status of an out of hours GP has relevance for all employers who contract with “self employed” consultants.Read more >

Pannone Academy
News of the fine issued to PwC in this month’s update highlights the
importance for employers of understanding their obligations under the
GDPR.  As part of its range of employment law and HR courses, Pannone
Academy offers an introduction to the GDPR which outlines employer
obligations under the GDPR and will assist in training staff to ensure they are aware of these obligations. 
More details can be found online at https://www.pannoneacademy.com/
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