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Case law: Employer's covert surveillance of employees breached their human rights

Organisations considering covert monitoring of staff should ensure they can show a fair balance between their rights and those of their staff, or risk breaching their employees' rights to privacy under human rights law.

A Spanish supermarket told workers about visible cameras it had installed, purportedly to detect theft by customers.… Read more

Posted on 1 February 2018 | 11:00 am

Case law: Employers cannot provide multiple shorter breaks for employees to replace continuous 20-minute break

Employers must provide employees with one rest period of at least 20 minutes in every six-hour period of work, no matter how many opportunities there are for rest periods of under 20 minutes - or risk breaching working time rules.

Under the Working Time Regulations, workers are entitled to a 20-minute break if they work for six hours - unless they are workers in railway transport, who are entitled to an equivalent period of compensatory rest.… Read more

Posted on 1 February 2018 | 11:00 am

New guidance: Acas updates guidance on pregnant workers and maternity discrimination

Employers will welcome updated Acas guidance on how to avoid discriminating against workers on grounds of their pregnancy or maternity.

The guidance, Pregnancy and maternity: key points for the workplace, advises employers to ensure they have a policy outlining the responsibilities of employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave.… Read more

Posted on 1 February 2018 | 10:58 am