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The most dangerous jobs in the UK: an infographic

18th January 2018

Ever wondered what the most dangerous jobs in the UK are? Check out our infographic below to find out.

These are the most dangerous jobs in the UK

Vicarious liability for data breaches – the UK’s first class action

10th January 2018

In the first ever class action for a data breach in the UK, the High Court has found that WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC was vicariously liable for a deliberate disclosure of personal data by a rogue employee who had a grudge against his employer.

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US Navy pilots escape dismissal after creating obscene image in the sky

10th January 2018

Two US navy pilots were disciplined because they drew an enormous picture in the sky over Washington State of male genitalia using their aircraft. Their actions were described as “a condensed air trail resembling an obscene image to observers on the ground.”

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Criminal conviction for failure to give pension

10th January 2018

All UK employers have to put workers meeting certain criteria into a workplace pension scheme and pay minimum employer pension contributions. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’ because the employer has to do it without any input from the worker.

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How long can you work before you are legally obliged to take a rest day?

10th January 2018

All employers have to allow workers to have a 24-hour rest period every seven days under European Law. But what does that actually mean? Slightly strangely, the European Court has held that it can actually be given at any point in a 14-day period.

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Can a legal employment investigation case be too thorough?

10th January 2018

Usually, employers are worried about their investigations not being detailed enough. However, in the case of NHS 24 v Pillar the question was whether the investigation was too thorough!

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What are the consequences of not having the right work documents?

10th January 2018

Employers need to stay on the right side of the immigration rules. A failure to carry out the right to work document checks on employees can result in a penalty of up to £20,000 per employee. There is a defence if you can show that you carried out certain document checks.

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Is it safe to be whistleblower at work?

10th January 2018

A worker is protected from detriment or dismissal under UK whistleblowing laws if he or she discloses information in the reasonable belief that it is made in the public interest and that it shows certain types of wrongdoing have taken place, or will take place.

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White lies – a false reason for dismissal

10th January 2018

Many of us have told a white lie or two at some stage – a fib designed to spare someone’s feelings. However, in the case of Rawlinson v Brightside Group Ltd the lie tied the employer in knots and eventually led to a successful constructive dismissal claim.

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What is causation and how does it affect your dental negligence claim?

4th January 2018

Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors, our dental negligence team aim to advise people who inquire about pursuing a possible dental negligence claim.

We deal with a variety of cases ranging from misdiagnosis to cases of improper practice by dental practitioners.

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