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Consultation on corporate crime law underway

A consultation by the Ministry of Justice on changes to corporate crime laws is now underway. In particular, views are being sought on whether companies can be held sufficiently to account for the criminal wrongdoing …

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Case law updates

Negligent omission can be gross misconduct

In the case of Adesokan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd the Court of Appeal has turned down an appeal that a one-off act of misconduct did not justify dismissal. The case arose out of Sainsbury’s use of  …

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Case law updates

Employee’s work emails are not the employer’s property

In Capita plc & another v Darch & others the High Court has ruled that employers do not have a claim to property in emails or the contents of emails sent by employees from the employer’s …

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