Occupational health practitioners must make themselves aware of specific legislation that covers employee rights when dealing with patient data. Jonathan Exten-Wright explains.
Occupational health advisers are required to keep a range of records i More...01 November 2012 09:00
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) is considering applying to the county court for an injunction to stop an unemployed electrician protesting outside one of its sites. It recently failed to get an injunction in the High Court to remove the p More...02 November 2009 13:00
Construction union Ucatt has welcomed the decision to send a blacklister to crown court for sentencing, where he could face an unlimited fine. In March, an Information Commissioner's Office investigation revealed 40 construction firms had been buyi More...28 May 2009 14:19
A former managing director who allegedly lied during a job application is being sued for £1m by her employer, it has emerged. Christine Laird, 52, has been taken to court by Cheltenham Borough Council after it claimed she had lied about her medical h More...28 January 2009 11:00
IT staff are so desperate to keep their jobs they would resort to haggling, bribery and blackmail, a survey has shown.
Global Recession and its Effect on Work Ethics , by software provider Cyber-Ark, found more than one-third of IT staff w More...03 December 2008 10:58
Leicester University recently conducted a survey among a representative sample of 2,000 people, asking whether they would commit fraud if they knew they could get away with it. Disturbingly, seven in 10 admitted they would.
So it is not su More...30 January 2007 08:00
Police officer recruits, community support officers and special constables should have DNA checks to ensure they have no criminal record, the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) has advised. Tony Lake, Acpo lead on forensic science and More...05 January 2007 08:42
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the government's pledge to tighten links between its education workers 'blacklist' and the sex offenders register More...13 January 2006 10:31
Survey reveals substantial disappointment with accuracy and standards of service
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Ross Wigham reports on the latest legislation to divide the HR profession More...05 July 2005 11:29
MCI is the latest US corporation facing a potential identity theft problem with its employees’ personal data More...26 May 2005 08:00
Personal information for 600,000 current and former Time Warner employees has been lost, the company has said.
The media giant said the mishap occurred on 22 March, when data storage company Iron Mountain was transporting its backup tapes to a separa More...05 May 2005 08:00
Social attitudes have changed considerably since the European Court imposed the first employment protection for transsexual people, which came into effect in UK law in 1999. Yet many 'trans' people continue to experience problems in their places of work, writes Stephen Whittle. More...06 April 2005 10:00
Hats off to the Scottish government for succeeding in developing and implementing a new act that intends to prevent the hiring of dangerous people to work with children - while the UK's so-called 'barring scheme' is still two years away from implementati More...03 April 2005 00:00
Wading through reams of new legislation and caught between frustrated managers and aggrieved employees, the lot of the HR manager is often unenviable. More...08 March 2005 00:00
Beverley Whittaker, commercial lawyer at law firm Stevens & Bolton, explains what the Freedom of Information Act will mean for employers More...04 January 2005 08:00
It pays to know the difference between data protection and the protection of data. More...22 June 2004 09:22
Nationals from eight of the 10 accession countries that joined the European Union this month will be entitled to work in the UK. Ensure your paperwork – and theirs – is up to scratch first.
any employers are probably starting to More...01 May 2004 10:59