Confidential information: How to protect yours after staff leave employment?

P14 MEDICAL LIMITED v EDWARD MAHON [2020] The High Court has recently provided helpful guidance on post terminations and confidentiality restrictions in employment contracts in the case of P14 Medical Ltd v Edward Mahon. In this case an employer had sought to restrict a former employee with very extensive restrictions including a very wide definition

Employee suspensions: How long is too long?

In the recent case of Kathryn Hopkins v The Commissioners for her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) [2020], an employee was arrested by the police for serious criminal offences including a serious sexual offence. She disclosed the fact to her employer and was immediately suspended on full pay pending disciplinary proceedings for possible gross misconduct, with

Gender-fluid engineer wins discrimination case against Jaguar

A gender-fluid engineer who endured insults and jibes from fellow workers has won a discrimination claim against Jaguar Land Rover. The case involved Ms R Taylor who had worked for Jaguar for 20 years and had initially identified as male. She began identifying as gender fluid in 2017 and started dressing in women’s clothing. This

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