UK: DSAR ruling confirms that descriptions of the purposes of processing and recipients of personal data can be general, but actual identity of sources must be provided

The recent High Court judgment in Rudd v Bridle & J&S Bridle Ltd provides some useful guidance on subject access requests under the Data Protection Act 1998 (equally relevant to the new GDPR regime). Dr Rudd, a medical expert on exposure to asbestos, was the subject of a campaign by a lobbyist for the asbestos … Read more

UK: tribunal ruling highlights risks associated with positive action

Employers may increasingly be considering positive action to improve their diversity or gender pay gap.  The caution needed when considering positive action is highlighted by a recent tribunal judgment, Furlong v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police, the first reported case on the relevant Equality Act provisions. The Equality Act allows an employer to prefer a … Read more

UK: gender pay gap reporting deadline passes, new guidance published

The deadline for the second year’s gender pay gap reports has now passed, with roughly the same number of employers as last year’s total meeting the deadline (and almost half of them doing so in the last week).  Just over half of private companies have reported gaps that are higher or no lower than last … Read more

UK: new resources on mental health, neurodiversity and disability passports

Mental Health First Aid England has published guidance for employers introducing mental health first aiders into the workplace. This highlights the importance of senior leadership engagement and makes recommendations on reviewing current working practices and support, creating clear documentation setting out the expectations and limits of the role, confidential logging of support conversations (anonymised), and … Read more