Employee references and consent

Must employers obtain consent from an employee before providing a reference? Providing a reference is likely to involve processing personal data under the GDPR Regulation (2016/679 EU), in force from 25 May 2018. Therefore, the employer must ensure that it has a legal basis for processing data as set out in the GDPR. In relation…

Redundancy and re-employment waiting period

How long does an employer need to wait before re-employing an employee whose role was made redundant? Once employment has terminated by reason of redundancy, an employer may re-employ a redundant employee without obligation to wait a certain period of time before offering re-employment. In addition, the employer is under no obligation to offer the…