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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Somebody's Watching Me

David Morgan

At our last “HR Question Time” event, we asked the panel the question: “Are employers prying too far into employees’ private lives?”.  With HR decision making increasingly influenced by checks on social media activities, drug and alcohol screening and CCTV use, the lines have become blurred between privacy and business interests.

There have been a couple of recent cases at the Employment Appeal Tribunal which have looked at the use of covert surveillance in the workplace.  In the most recent case (City and County of Swansea –v.- Gayle), the EAT was asked

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Shared Services Taken To The Cleaners? Court Clarifies The Procurement Boundaries

Graeme Palmer

On 13 June 2013, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) issued its judgment in Piepenbrock Dienstleistungen GmbH & Co.

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There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

Fran Hutchison

A row broke out last week when it emerged that the rural affairs and environment secretary and his wife were treated to a night’s stay and dinner at a luxury hotel in the Highlands, courtesy of a renewable energy firm. These circumstances alone don’t exactly scream corruption and may well be entirely benign... but combine the circumstances with the timing – just a couple of months prior to the approval of the energy firm’s controversial planning application for a windfarm – and the scene is set and ready for allegations to be made.

There are two sides to any story.

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