At-a-Glance is a monthly round-up of the latest news in employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, privacy, and other issues in executive risk.
In March 2019, Canada’s highest court denied leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s 2018 decision of Yip v. HSBC Holdings PLC, essentially confirming the appellate court’s ruling. In that case, the Court of Appeal declined to allow the proposed securities class action to proceed on the basis that the defendant did not have a “real and substantial connection” to Ontario.
In the recent decision of Modern Cleaning Concept Inc. v Comité paritaire de l’entretien d’édifices publics de la région de Québec, a majority of the Supreme Court upheld the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision in determining that, based on the totality of the relationship between the parties, the franchisee at issue was an employee.
The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has levied a record £183.39 million fine against British Airways. Believed to have commenced in June 2018, users of British Airway’s website were redirected to a fraudulent website, where personal identifiable information (PII) was then collected by fraudsters.