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Equality and Diversity 2017

Bates Ltd and Workforce Diversity Survey 2017 INTRODUCTION Bates Ltd, as a provider of legal services and an employer of staff, is committed to protecting the rights of individuals and to advancing equality of opportunity for all its employees. It currently employs 63 staff at its offices in London. Weybridge, Leigh on Sea, Fleet, Odiham, Hook, Hartley Witney and Basingstoke. In August 2017 it surveyed its staff to assist in …Read More

Engineer wins appeal against employer monitoring his emails

An engineer who was dismissed after his employer monitored his emails has won his appeal that his right to privacy had been breached. The case involved a Romanian company that set up an IT system and Yahoo messenger account to enable employees to send work-related emails. It was against company policy to use the systems for private correspondence. However, one engineer, Mr Barbelescu, regularly shared private messages with his friends, …Read More