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Kitsons Christmas Quiz raises £1,000 for Torbay Charity

Posted by on December 19th 2017 in Kitsons News, Press Releases

Kitsons Christmas Quiz raises £1,000 for Torbay Charity

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons hosted its annual charity quiz night on Wednesday 22nd November, bringing local businesses from across Torbay, Teignbridge and Exeter together for a fun evening. 

The event, which was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, raised a total of £1,000 for Torquay based charity, Hele’s Angels

The evening was kindly supported by teams representing: Accounting 4 Everything, Acronyms Ltd, Bettesworths, Bishop Fleming, Bradleys, Charles Royal, Croft Surveyors, Darnells, El Nashar Dental Care, Francis Clark,

Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc

Posted by on December 18th 2017 in Blog Posts, Employment

Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc

In the recent case of Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc, the High Court was asked to consider whether it is possible for an employer to be vicariously liable for the actions of an employee who has breached the Data Protection Act 1998.

The case followed personal details of almost 100,000 Morrisons’ employees being published on the internet and sent to three newspapers back in 2014.

The wrongdoer, a senior IT internal auditor who was involved in assisting external auditors by providing payroll data, had some time before been the subject of disciplinary proceedings for an unrelated incident which resulted in...

Holiday Pay Key Case from the European Court of Justice

Posted by on December 6th 2017 in Blog Posts, Employment

Holiday Pay Key Case from the European Court of Justice

King v The Sash Windows Workshop Limited

A recent judgment from the European Court of Justice has highlighted that the right to paid holiday is a significant entitlement for individuals, and that the governing legislation must not be interpreted in a manner which could be considered restrictive. 

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Mr King worked for the Sash Window Workshop Limited (“SWWL”) as a commission only salesman for a period of 13 years.

During the course of this period, he received no salary, and was not remunerated for any holidays or periods of sickness absence. Mr King was believed to be self-employed.

In 2008, SWWL offered Mr King...

Are We Doing Ourselves Any Favours With Our Use Of Mobile Technology?

Posted by on December 1st 2017 in Blog Posts, Employment

Are We Doing Ourselves Any Favours With Our Use Of Mobile Technology?

In a recent article following a research report in the Journal of Management Reviews questions were asked about the use of mobile technology preventing psychological detachment from work. This article was co-written by Professor Ilke Inceoglu, from the University of Exeter Business School.

Psychological detachment from work during leisure time refers to a state in which people mentally disconnect from work and do not think about job-related issues when they are away from their job. Empirical research has shown that employees who experience more detachment from work during off-hours are more satisfied with their lives and experience fewer symptoms of psychological...

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