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Employment Law

With employee access to the internet and external email networks becoming the norm, employers are increasingly concerned with monitoring the activities of their employees at work. Within certain constraints, employers are vicariously liable for the actions of their employees, and many employers feel that giving employees access to the internet and email increases their chances of incurring liability, for example, for sexual harassment claims or for defamatory statements made on email networks. Employers are not only concerned with their potential liability to third parties but also with the potential to become the target of fraud. Breaches of security or confidentiality are also of concern.

Data Protection Act 1998 Online Training Course

Learn more about your rights as an individual and your obligations as an employee in this 30 minute data protection course.

FOISA Online Training Course

This online course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.  

Guide to Social Networking in the Workplace

ACAS guide offers practical tips on the impact of social networking on discipline and grievances, bullying, defamation, data protection and privacy.

Equality Act 2010 - A Summary Guide for Public Sector Organisations

Guidance for public sector organisationsaims to make current equality law more consistent, clearer and easier to follow in order to make society fairer.

Equality Act 2010

Guidance for organisations and employers on the implications of the Equality Act 2010 available at:

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  • Law Watch
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Employment Law Newslinks

Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

New Bodies Subject to FOISA

As of today more bodies in Scotland will be subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Updated Model Contract Terms for Government IT Procurement

The Government has issued  new standard contract terms that  public bodies can use when procuring IT or business processing services from third parties.

Updated Privacy Impact Assessments Code of Practice

This code of practice will help institutions to comply with their data protection obligations and meet individuals’ expectations of privacy.

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Recent JISC Legal Events
HEA Academy - Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum Lunchbyte (24 April 2014, Online)

This webinar will provide a brief Introduction to Jisc Services, and will offer an overview of the extensive range of resources that can assist in exploiting both technologies and effective practice in order to embed inclusion into everyday practice.
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