WorkLife entries posted during May 2016

Great expectations (or how an expectation can be a requirement)

Great expectations (or how an expectation can be a requirement)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has this week held that an expectation or assumption that a disabled employee would work late constituted a provision, criterion or practice (PCP), requiring the employer to make reasonable adjustments.

PHI – some things we know, and some things we aren't so sure about

PHI – some things we know, and some things we aren't so sure about

A bit like buses, PHI cases seem to come along for me in threes. After a trio of quirky PHI issues made their way across my desk recently, and having had my thoughts provoked by a recent discussion breakfast on the subject, I thought I'd try this week to draw together a few strands of things I'm (pretty) certain about in relation to PHI, and also look at areas where I think there's still scope for development and debate. This is by no means a comprehensive analysis or a full statement of the...

New European Data Protection Regime coming into force in 2018

New European Data Protection Regime coming into force in 2018

The European Parliament has approved the General Data Protection Regulation, a comprehensive data protection reform package which was four years in the making.  It will come into force in all member states on 25 May 2018.

Employment status of clergy: goodbye to the ‘Servant of God’?

Employment status of clergy: goodbye to the ‘Servant of God’?

Recent cases suggest that the courts are taking a more nuanced approach to the employment status of clergy. But developments in other areas, such as tax law, seem to be based on a narrow view of ‘ministry’ as synonymous with ‘ordained ministry’. So is it time for a rethink?