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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Employment law- what’s been happening over the summer?

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There may have been a lot of changes in government of late, but it has still found time to respond to consultations on redundancy protection for women and new parents and employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements, as well as pass new legislation concerning National Insurance Contributions on termination of employment. 

Subject access requests: access denied = unfair dismissal?

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Under the Data Protection Act 2018, individuals have the right to access personal data which organisations hold about them. The right entitles an individual to:

Is it misconduct for an employee to make a covert recording at work?

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Covert recording of meetings by an employee is becoming an ever more common issue, and one recently considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Phoenix House v Stockman.

Social Media – Issues in the workplace

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Social media can be a useful tool to advertise, market and inform, but with this great power comes great responsibility. All too often an ill judged post can have a huge effect on employees and employers alike, as Danny Baker found out recently after being dismissed by the BBC following a twitter post which was considered racist. This blog takes a look at some of the issues employers face with social media in the workplace.