Responsive web design

Over the past year, the amount of people who visit the EELA.ORG website using a smartphone or small tablet has grown considerably. The previous design of the website did not accommodate these people very well. Therefore, EELA commissioned Mediaweb to re-design the website so it would better cater for these people.

Conferences by EELA partner ERA

- England and Wales

High Court refuses to order compliance with data subject access requests where the required searches were not reasonable or proportionate

The High Court has refused an application to make an order for compliance with subject access requests sought under section 7(9) of the Data Protection Act 1998, finding that, in the circumstances, it was not reasonable or proportionate to carry out the necessary searches to determine which documents were protected by legal professional privilege and which were not (Dawson-Damer & Ors v Taylor Wessing LLP & Ors (2015) EWHC).

- England and Wales

Working time: commuting time may count as working time

The ECJ has held that where workers do not have a fixed or habitual place of work the time they spend commuting between home and work assignments will constitute working time for the purposes of the Working Time Directive (Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and another).

- England and Wales

EAT allows associative victimisation claim to proceed

The concept of associative discrimination had recently been expanded by the ECJ to include associative indirect discrimination claims. The EAT has now held that an associative victimisation claim can proceed and there is no requirement for a claimant to establish any particular form of relationship with those who have committed the protected acts. The correct test is whether the reason for the detriment in question was the protected acts (Thompson v London Central Bus Company).