The burger giant, the CEO and the minced reputation: are office relationships now off the menu? – Athalie Matthews

14 12 2019

The recent sacking of McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook for having a consensual relationship with a female colleague has shown that an office dalliance can fry your reputation as well as your bank balance. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Fairstar Heavy Transport NV v Adkins – Employer entitled to former employee’s business emails

23 09 2013

Mr AdkinsAn employer is entitled to an order that a former employee give it access to the content of emails relating to its business affairs held on his personal computer. In Fairstar Heavy Transport NV v Adkins ([2013] EWCA Civ 886) allowed the claimant’s appeal and held that it was entitled to copies of the emails.  The question as to whether the claimant had any proprietary right in the content of the emails did not, on proper analysis, need to be decided. Read the rest of this entry »