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UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Legislative development- Trade Union Act 2016

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The majority of the Trade Union Act 2016 is to come into force on 1 March 2017, including the new ballot requirements, changes to the required notice...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Relocation on redundancy - mobility clause dismissal will be unfair if clause is too wide or operated unreasonably

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The recent case of Kellogg Brown & Root v Fitton and Ewer serves as a reminder to employers relocating jobs on a redundancy: if they choose to...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Legislative developments - pregnancy and maternity discrimination

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The Government has rejected the idea that pregnancy and maternity cases should have more favourable fee treatment, on the basis that the drop off in...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


Discretionary benefits - how absolute is an employer’s discretion?

United Kingdom - February 14 2017 It is tempting, when seeing the words ‘any bonus payment shall be at the company's absolute discretion’ in an employment contract to think that the...

Paul Young.