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Businesses that make redundancies have a duty to look for alternative employment for any potentially redundant employees. A dismissal is likely to be unfair if, at the time of the dismissal, the business did not consider whether any suitable alternative employment existed within its business. Here we set out the key issues a business needs to consider.
New guidance on direct marketing has been published by the Information Commissioners Office. The guidance aims to help businesses comply with their data protection obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426).
This article highlights the key data protection issues a business should consider when carrying out direct marketing. It explains how the business should collect information about its customers (including individual customers, named individuals within a business and businesses themselves) and how to communicate information about the business’ products and services to existing and potential customers.