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UK: Whistleblowing: employers face uphill struggle to strike out claims for lack of “public interest”

United Kingdom - April 29 2016 A recent EAT ruling has highlighted that, in many cases, the prospects of striking out a whistleblowing claim at a preliminary hearing on the basis of…

Co-authors: Peter Frost, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: TUPE: can apply to part of service split along functional lines

United Kingdom - April 29 2016 The EAT has confirmed that, where a service being provided by a transferor is split along functional lines, with two separate activities carried out…

Co-authors: Peter Frost, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Staff handbooks: absence management procedure trigger was apt for incorporation; need to retain historic versions of electronic handbooks

United Kingdom - April 29 2016 Employers may wish to review their staff handbooks and, in particular, what is included in any section expressly stated to be contractual to the…

Co-authors: Peter Frost, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Restrictive covenants: BIS call for evidence; EAT ruling confirms unreasonable restraints cannot be bought

United Kingdom - April 29 2016 As part of an initiative to develop a National Innovation Plan to help make Britain the most attractive place in Europe to start up new businesses…

Co-authors: Peter Frost, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Unfair dismissal: “taking a sickie” is gross misconduct

United Kingdom - April 29 2016 An employer can fairly dismiss for gross misconduct where it has a genuine and reasonable belief (after reasonable investigation) that an employee…

Co-authors: Peter Frost, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.

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