WorkLife entries posted during August 2015

DSARS

DSARS

Dealing with data request dramas The High Court decision in the case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing has recently been in the news; giving an interesting insight into the means and methods of individuals' obtaining information in the course of litigation.  Although Dawson-Damer  was a trusts' litigation matter rather than an employment case, the link between the right to disclosure of personal data under the statutory Subject Access Request ('SAR') regime and use of that ‘right’ to obtain...

Unison’s challenge to Tribunal fees – the fight will go on…?

Unison’s challenge to Tribunal fees – the fight will go on…?

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed Unison’s judicial review proceedings challenging the introduction of fees into the Tribunal (and EAT) system.  Since the introduction of fees, the numbers of claims issued in the Tribunal (and appeals in the EAT) have dropped significantly (and many argue is a direct consequence)  see related post.

Confidentiality in the home - how to protect against a rogue Ms (or Mr) Poppins

Confidentiality in the home - how to protect against a rogue Ms (or Mr) Poppins

No doubt you will have read in the press about the 'Mary Poppins' nanny Emma Currie who has been jailed for nine months for theft. She was accused of stealing over £170,000 worth of designer clothes and jewellery from her employer Mrs Appleyard-Ley's home in Belgravia. In her victim impact statement, Mrs Appleyard-Ley expressed her "earth-shattering "pain of discovering that someone who she had taken into her home to care for her children could have abused her position of "absolute trust". Th...

CPU Update - High Court rules on retention period for child protection information

CPU Update - High Court rules on retention period for child protection information

At the end of last month, the High Court handed down an important judgment in R(C) v Northumberland County Council (NCC) and Information Commissioner’s Office (Interested Party) on the retention period for child protection information. Our article looks at how organisations should go about storing information regarding child protection matters and how long that information should be retained.