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Legal Alert updates on case law

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

We also have a month-by-month archive of Legal Alert issues.

Case law: Employer's assumption that employee may be disabled in the future can be unlawful 'perceived disability discrimination'

Atom Content Marketing February 2016

Employers dealing with an employee with a potentially progressive impairment, which does not have a substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities, should avoid discriminating against them by assuming the impairment is likely to develop in future so it does affect their ability - as this may amount to disability discrimination by perception.

Case law: Court clarifies when person can claim joint authorship of copyright material

Atom Content Marketing February

People working with someone else on a copyright work, such as a screenplay, can only claim joint authorship if their contribution is made at the time the work is created, amounts to joint intellectual creation of the work with the other person, and is more than mere feedback or useful suggestions, a ruling makes clear.

Case law: Court confirms emails can create legally binding contracts

Atom Content Marketing February 2018

Parties negotiating contracts should be aware that emails can create a legally binding contract, so should take care to ensure that they specifically state in any email correspondence whether or not emails are 'subject to contract', a ruling makes clear.

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