Hopkins v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWHC 2355
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
Issues covered: Misconduct; Sensitive Data; GDPR

The claimant brought claims based upon breach of contract, unlawful processing of personal data and human rights breaches against the defendant, her employer.  The decision related to the defendant’s attempt to have the claims struck out.

The issue arose in August 2018 when the claimant was arrested in relation to a number of matters including a serious sexual offence. The claimant had disclosed the fact that she was arrested to her line manager and this was disclosed internally to other managerial staff and the press office.  As a result, the claimant was suspended from work and a disciplinary investigation was commenced.   The claimant then went on sick leave and asked

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This article is correct at 14/09/2020
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Jason Elliott BL
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