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16 July 2020
2020/22 Employer not liable for misuse of personal data by ‘rogue’ employee (UK)The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by one of the UK’s major supermarket chains, overturning a finding that it was vicariously liable for a rogue employee's deliberate disclosure of payroll data related to some 100,000 co-workers, of whom 10,000 brought a group claim for damages.
4 June 2020
ECJ 4 June 2020, Case C-828/18 (Trendsetteuse), MiscellaneousA person does not necessarily need to have the power to change prices of goods which he sells as an agent for his principal, to be classified as commercial agent within the meaning of Article 1(2) of Directive 86/653/EEC.
6 May 2020
2020/12 The legal position of bicycle deliverers in Austria (AT)In Austria, a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for bicycle deliverers has been in force since 1 January 2020. According to the contracting parties (the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the Austrian Trade Union Federation), it is the first of its kind worldwide. On this occasion, this article examines the legal basis for employment in this sector and whether this long-awaited step will really lead to an improvement for bicycle deliverers.
6 May 2020
2020/11 Whistleblowing dismissal unfair where decision-maker was manipulated by another manager (UK)In a decision with implications for unfair dismissal law generally, the UK’s Supreme Court (SC) ruled that it is not always necessary for a dismissing manager to know about whistleblowing disclosures made by an employee in order for that dismissal to be automatically unfair.
8 April 2020