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EU confirms agreement on rules to improve working conditions of platform workers

On 11 March the Council of the EU confirmed the provisional agreement reached on the Platform Workers Directive (the Directive).  The Directive aims to improve the working conditions of those who work on platforms in the gig economy and will also regulate the use of algorithms by digital labour platforms.  Employment protection The EU suggests … Continue reading

Good news for employers, finally – the UK Supreme Court hands down judgment in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc (Appellant) v Various Claimants (Respondents)

In a judgment which will be warmly welcomed by employers (and their insurers) in the UK, the UK Supreme Court today overruled the Court of Appeal in holding that that Morrisons supermarkets is not vicariously liable for a data breach maliciously caused by a former employee.… Continue reading

Vicarious liability in the data breach context – bad news for UK employers?

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the High Court  holding that an employer can be vicariously liable for data breaches caused by the actions of an employee, even where the employee’s actions were specifically intended to harm the employer. This decision is significant as it means a company can be held liable … Continue reading
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