Employment Law Weekly News Update – 18 January 2018

In this edition:

• The European Court of Human Rights hold that covert video surveillance used to monitor supermarket cashiers after stock losses were discovered breached their right to privacy under Article 8 of the EU Convention.
• The EAT hold that the correct comparator in a race discrimination claim alleging use of the term ‘coconut’ (black on the outside, white on the inside) is the treatment of a white employee behaving as a white person.
• Acas Chair, Sir Brendan Barber, has predicted that pay, productivity, tribunal claims and employee voice in boardrooms will be key workplace issues in 2018.
• Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after one of their computer systems was compromised because of a cyber-attack which allowed employee data to be accessed.