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Doing things your way: the ups and downs of changing terms of employment and data protection developments

Overview

What do the strike by BA’s cabin crew, the pay levels of ASDA’s shop floor staff and the loss of personal details of 2,135 individuals by a large insurer have in common? Not much, you may think. They are all, however, the subject of important recent developments.

Both BA and ASDA were found to have acted lawfully when they unilaterally changed some of their employees’ contractual terms of employment. The employees cried foul but the employers were in the clear. The cases are fairly fact-specific, however, and whilst they might extend important long-standing legal principles, they do not give you a free hand to make contractual changes.

Here, Nabarro takes a closer look at these and other issues in its regular employment law briefing.

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