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Employment Law - January 2018


Employment Law | January 2018






Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2018 edition of our E-bulletin. 



This month we are covering:-


  • What to expect in Employment Law 2018 (and beyond)
  • Protected disclosures and the public interest
  • Honesty is the best policy - "softening the blow" about the reason for dismissal backfires on employer
  • Discrimination related reports and guidance published
  • General Data Protection Regulation Countdown - Subject Access Requests
  • Employer vicariously liable for employee's data protection breach
  • Risk assessments, breast feeding employees and direct sex discrimination
  • Gig economy watch - we look at the latest news


  • Our regular round up of employment law in the news


Our Data Protection team are holding a seminar in Glasgow on 23 January providing an overview of the new data protection regulations.  Click here for further information or to register:-




GDPR: Tackling Data Protection

You can download our free Employment Law App MF HR Mobile for both Android and iPhone. This includes calculators for unfair dismissal awards, maternity pay and statutory redundancy payments, as well as key employment law facts, figures and fingertip guides. It also includes our monthly eBulletins.                                                                                                                         

If you have any questions on the content of this eBulletin or if you would like to discuss any other employment issue then please contact Innes Clark on 0131 247 1181 or at innes.clark@morton-fraser.com or Lindsey Cartwright on 0141 274 1141 or at lindsey.cartwright@morton-fraser.com.    

Read our full Employment update here.