Labour & European Law Review
04 November 2015
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published statistics for 2014/15 showing a rise in fatal injuries at work among employees. There was also a rise in fatal diseases.
Under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE),2006, a transfer must take place at a particular point in time. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Services for Education v White and Birmingham City Council considered whether this was also the case when assessing continuity of employment in the context of a TUPE transfer, and held that the precise identification of “the time of the transfer” for these purposes was a question of fact and degree.
Under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, data subjects can ask the data controller for details of information held about them. In Dawson-Damer and ors v Taylor Wessing LLP and ors, the High Court held that it was not reasonable or proportionate to expect a solicitors’ firm to carry out a search over many years to ascertain which documents were exempt from disclosure because they were covered by legal professional privilege.