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UK: flexible work delay to extension of rights; ACAS Code and Guide

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2014

The extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees with six months' employment, and the replacement of the current statutory

Religious discrimination: refusal of time off for prayers may sometimes be justified

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 7 2011

Employers are not required to accommodate religious worship during working hours if it could significantly damage their business and reasonable alternatives are available to the employee

EU requires changes to UK law on works councils and discrimination

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2009

The government is consulting until 12 February 2010 on changes to the European Works Council regulations required by a revised EU Directive and due to come into force on 5 June 2011

Court of Appeal upholds bonus ruling in Dresdner v Attrill

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 29 2013

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the High Court's ruling that Dresdner Kleinwort had contractually committed to a minimum bonus pool

Round-up of employment law developments in February 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2012

Employees who live in Britain and commute to work abroad may have unfair dismissal rights in Britain, particularly if the employment contract is governed by British employment law and the employee has been reassured that he will retain British employment law rights

Holiday rights: claim for previous years defeated by payment for holiday accrued in termination year

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 9 2010

Employers can defeat unlawful deduction claims for prior years' untaken holiday entitlement by making a payment in lieu of holiday entitlement in the year of termination, according to a first instance tribunal decision

Round-up of UK employment law developments in February 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 7 2014

Commencement orders have confirmed that the mandatory period for ACAS early conciliation of potential tribunal claims will apply to claims lodged

Pregnancy discrimination: office gossip may amount to harassment

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 8 2010

Employers should act quickly to quash offensive rumours and gossip about an employee's pregnancy

Top 5 employment law appeals expected in 2010

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 23 2009

The Court of Appeal is due to give its judgment as to whether, if an employee's contract provides that pay is set by collective agreements negotiated by the transferor and union from time to time, this will continue to apply even after the employees have transferred under TUPE to a transferee

Higher compensation for unfair dismissal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2009

Employers may have to compensate an unfairly dismissed employee for the ongoing loss of a final salary pension scheme, even if the employee obtains a new job with a higher salary (but money purchase pension) which more than offsets the value of the pension loss