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ICO outlines its new employee monitoring guidance

The ICO has issued draft guidance on monitoring at work, which aims to provide greater regulatory certainty and protect the data protection rights of employees and workers. Once approved, this will replace the guidance set out in the ICO’s Employment Practices Code 2011.

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton 25 October 2022

Bus driver wins unfair dismissal claim after getting into a fight with rival bus driver

In the case of Mr Justin Taylor v Metroline Travel Ltd a London bus driver has won his unfair dismissal claim against Metroline, one of the private companies which runs bus services across North London and Hertfordshire on behalf of TfL, after the court found the disciplinary proceedings held against him were 'flawed' and 'substantively unfair'. Justin Taylor drove bus routes, including the 231, from Potters Bar bus garage for two years until November 2020, when he was dismissed for gross misconduct.

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton 19 October 2022

Ten-year slavery order imposed on owner of Kent hand car wash business

The owner of a Kent hand car wash has had a 10-year slavery order imposed on him by a court. Margate Magistrates’ Court approved the application for a full Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order (STRO) against Genc Gjocaj at a hearing on Thursday October 6.

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton 17 October 2022

NHS worker wins unfair dismissal claim after threatening ‘to rip off workmate’s beard’ when someone used his cup

In Mr S Mullen v Greater Glasgow Health Board an experienced NHS hospital worker has won an unfair dismissal case after he was fired following an outburst when someone used his cup. Stephen Mullen flew into a rage and confronted other members to staff demanding to know who was responsible when he spilled leftover liquid on himself, an employment tribunal heard.

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton 14 October 2022