The latest publications from Devonshires.

From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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6 Tips for Dealing with Employee Data Subject Access Requests
A huge amount of personal data is collected by employers about employees during the course of their employment, meaning that a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) made by an employee can be a time-consuming task.
Discrimination arising from a disability – mistaken belief
Discrimination arising from a disability takes place when an employer treats an employee less favourably, not because of their disability, but because of “something” arising in consequence of the employee’s disability.
Recruitment: Creating a diverse workforce
Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce is still one of the biggest challenges facing companies. There are many reasons why a diverse workforce is beneficial for organisations.
What next for NDAs?
For many employers, a confidentiality clause or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is considered a standard part of a settlement agreed with an employee.
How far does the principle of vicarious liability extend?
It is a well-known principle that employers can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees in the workplace. The test is whether or not those acts are closely connected with the employment.
Consultation on exit payment flexibility in the LGPS
Following a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) consultation earlier this year around risk sharing, the Government has opened a further LGPS consultation on, amongst other things, flexibility around exit payments.
Employment Brief – 2019
This edition considers topics such as the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), whether an employee’s mistaken belief can give rise to disability discrimination and tips for dealing with data subject access requests.
Employment Training Programme 2019
Our Employment Training Programme for 2019 comprises 4 seminars covering a range of topics that we hope our clients and contacts will find interesting and informative.
Employment Brief – Spring 2018
Welcome Welcome to our latest round up of employment law and cases. In this edition we consider the important judgment relating to shared parental leave and whether it is discriminatory to pay enhanced maternity pay but only statutory shared parental pay. We have also considered the important changes in relation to the tax treatment of
Shared Parental Leave & Discrimination
In two key cases, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that it is not directly discriminatory to pay enhanced maternity pay but only statutory shared parental leave pay. However, there is a risk that such a practice could be indirectly discriminatory. Direct Discrimination: Ali v Capita Mr Ali’s wife suffered from post natal depression and
Payment in Lieu of Notice (PILON)
Taxation of Termination Payments. From April this year, all payments in lieu of notice (PILON) are now subject to tax. This change is designed, in the words of the government, to “simplify and tighten” the rules around the taxation of termination payments and represents is a significant change from the previous position where different arrangements
Effective Date of Termination: Cosmeceuticals Limited v Parkin
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that the effective date of termination of an employee who is summarily dismissed and then given notice will be the date of the summary dismissal and not when the notice expires. When does a dismissal occur? Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee will be dismissed if their