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Directors to be held personally liable for nuisance calls, emails and texts

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the regulator responsible for policing the current legislation, has had difficulty enforcing the current legislation. Since 2010, of the £17.8 million in fines that it has imposed, for the making of nuisance calls and the sending of nuisance emails and texts, only just over half have been paid. The ICO’s efforts have been hampered by some of the companies it has fined going into liquidation rather than paying their fine.

employment lawyers workplace stress

Misconduct caused by stress, anxiety or depression

A typical scenario may be where an employee accused of misconduct claims that they were not ‘thinking straight’ or indeed that their behaviour was ‘out of character’, caused by stress or issues with mental health.

Persons with significant control

You should not forget the other obligations that companies have under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), such as, the obligation to keep a register of persons with significant control (PSCs).

When and how should you suspend an employee?

The decision of whether or not to suspend an employee suspected of misconduct can be a difficult one for many employers. If an employer suspects an employee of serious misconduct, suspension may be an appropriate step to take but only in circumstances where the employee's presence at work would either (a) jeopardise the fairness of the ensuing investigation or (b) where their presence could pose a potential threat to the business or other employees.

Taylor Wimpey Ground Rent Review Assistance Scheme.

Taylor Wimpey has launched a Ground Rent Review Assistance Scheme. This comes following some heavy media coverage surrounding the issue of ‘doubling ground rent’.

Linder Myers announces new wave of appointments for 2018

Chris brings with him more than 30 years’ experience as a professional service marketer. He has devised and implemented high profile strategies across international organisations, such as Arval, Reed Elsevier as well RAC, and The AA.

Beat the January Blues

Anxiety, depression and stress are now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK and an estimated 70 million working days are lost every year because of mental health. This makes mental wellbeing a central concern for all workers and their employers.

News bulletin: Uber data breach

A story very much in the headlines at the moment is the hacking of Uber’s computer system.

Maternity Action report reveals 1 in 20 new mothers made redundant

Maternity Action have released a report on how women are being unfairly dismissed while on maternity leave, returning from work and even during pregnancy.

Linder Myers – Legal 500 Directory

Linder Myers is proud to feature in the Legal 500 legal directory. Each year the Legal 500 directory undertake an independent, full and comprehensive analysis of law firms across the United Kingdom in order to assess the best law firms across the country and by region.

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