Employment Law Weekly News Update – 18 October 2018

In this edition:

• The Court of Appeal hold an employer vicariously liable for its MD’s assault on an employee at an impromptu drink after the firm’s Xmas party, as there was a connection between the MD’s role and his wrongful conduct.
• The BEIS has launched a consultation on ethnicity pay reporting which will enable employers to identify, and then tackle, the barriers to creating a truly diverse workforce.
• Heathrow Airport Limited has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to ensure that employee personal data held on its network was properly secured.
• Research by remote working platform LogMeIn has found that 46% of the 500 UK employees surveyed feel under pressure to demonstrate they are actually working while working from home.