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Hethertons Solicitors Employment Bulletin - December 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hethertons Solicitors employment bulletin, which is designed to keep you up to date with what is happening within our firm, along with our latest service advancements and key developments in the world of employment-related law.

Hethertons Solicitors has been providing specialist advice to individuals and businesses in and around York and North Yorkshire for more than 70 years. Despite our long and illustrious history, we are a forward-thinking firm, which prides itself on providing a highly personalised service to clients.

We hope you enjoy reading our latest bulletin and find it informative.

  Drastic increase in claims made to the Employment Tribunal


Latest statistics from the Ministry of Justice show a 165% increase in single claims and a 344% increase in multiple claims compared with the same period last year.

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  More self-employed drivers classed as workers giving them further rights


Addison Lee v Lange & Others is the latest in a series of cases where the Employment Appeal Tribunal is attempting to give some clarity as to who is a worker and who is genuinely self-employed.

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  More rights to carry over holidays


In a new case from the European Court of Justice, a worker who has not taken all their paid annual leave before the end of the leave year may now be able to carry it over to the next year, no matter what the contract or handbook says.

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  Pay your data protection fee or risk a fine up to 10 times the amount


The ICO has issued its first fines for not paying the data protection fee to organisations across a range of sectors including business services, construction, finance, health and childcare.

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  York Brewery fined over £39,000.00 for health and safety breaches


York Brewery has been ordered to pay a fine of £39,480.00 following an incident where a man sustained life-changing injuries after falling down an open trap door.

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  Employers can be liable for an employee’s activity online


The Court of Appeal have confirmed that Morrison Supermarkets plc is liable for the actions of a disgruntled employee who posted the payroll details of around 100,000 employees online.

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