When an employer investigated an employee’s emails to a work colleague, was Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to privacy) engaged?
No, held the EAT in Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust, on the facts of that case.
The Claimant was a clinical manager for the Trust. He formed a personal relationship with a [...]

In Cox v Ministry of Justice; Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, the Supreme Court has reconsidered the test for vicarious liability in employment and employment-like relationships. In Cox, it held that vicarious liability can arise in non-employment relationships where the wrongdoer is integrated into the defendant’s operation and the defendant has created the risk [...]

In Wasteney v East London NHS Foundation Trust EAT 0157/15, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an Employment Tribunal’s decision that disciplinary action taken against a Christian senior manager for imposing her religious views on a Muslim junior employee was not discriminatory. The junior employee had complained that she felt that the manager was ‘grooming’ [...]

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