19 July 2023
Law at Work - July 2023 – 4 of 4 Insights
The ICO has issued new guidance on data subject access requests (DSARs), a subject which apparently takes up a lot of its time in complaints. It clarifies some important points where there is obviously uncertainty amongst employers, including that:
The guidance gives helpful examples of when business emails might contain personal information and how, where third-party data is also involved, an exercise of assessment and redaction will have to be carried out.
The British Standards Institute has produced some comprehensive guidance for employers navigating issues to do with the menopause and menstrual health. This is likely to be useful for benchmarking purposes when drafting policies, also when considering workplace adjustments. It should be read alongside the Acas guidance on the menopause. The BSI guidance contains suggestions about how adjustments may be made to the workplace or working routine to accommodate employees experiencing symptoms of the menopause, for example, relaxing uniform rules, changing working patterns and providing access to fans or cooler spaces. Any training provided to managers on how to deal sensitively with such issues should highlight this as an educational and practical resource.
19 July 2023
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