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Employment law: essential information for employers

Overview

This briefing focuses on several major employment law developments, including a corporate manslaughter case involving a company that has become the first employer convicted of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. It also looks at the case involving the employee, who worked for a charity assisting drug-users, and was assigned to work in a prison. He forwarded an email from his home computer to the personal email address of a co-worker at the prison. The email was part of a chain that encouraged recipients to pass it on. It also contained highly sexist and racist material, including pictures of naked women.

Travers Smith also looks at two recent cases that have highlighted the dangers of banter and gossip going unchecked in the workplace, and the De Belin v Eversheds Legal Services Limited case involving maternity leave and special treatment.

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