Employment

EU immigration has featured strongly this week in both the Queen’s Speech and the European Summit in Brussels. The Queen’s speech and Immigration Bill An Immigration Bill was proposed in the Queen’s Speech which really will focus on EU immigration.  The Bill is intended to repeal EU free movement law and bring migrating EU nationals… Read more »

Employment

The WannaCry ransomware attack that sabotaged the IT systems of over 200,000 companies, including parts of the NHS, Telefonica and FedEx, once again underlines the increasing importance of cybersecurity across all employment sectors. The consequences of such attacks for companies can be devastating, leading to serious long-term economic and reputational harm. Cybersecurity is no longer… Read more »

Employment

Before making a job offer, the general rule is that you can’t ask questions about an applicant’s health, including whether or not they have a disability. This covers questions to the applicant themselves, and questions to others, such as a former employer. But, there are some exceptions… For example, you can ask applicants whether they have a… Read more »

Employment

Generally speaking in the employment context, whistleblowing is when a worker or employee discloses information about some danger, fraud, or other illegal or unethical conduct in the workplace.  If a worker or employee “blows the whistle” (and certain criteria are met) they are legally protected from being subjected to a detriment or dismissed as a… Read more »

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