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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
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Discrimination: arbitrators protected

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

A recent Court of Appeal decision has extended the category of individuals protected by discrimination laws and put in doubt the validity of many arbitration clauses

Additional paternity leave: likely entitlement to same rights as during additional maternity leave

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2010

A recent ECJ ruling strengthens claims that fathers taking the new additional paternity leave rights (in force from next April) will be entitled to the same contractual benefits as an employer offers to its employees on additional maternity leave

Remuneration: draft FSA code of practice

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

The FSA has published a draft code of practice on remuneration policies relevant to all FSA regulated firms

Disability: swapping two employees' roles may be reasonable adjustment

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 6 2010

Where an employee ceases to be able to perform his role due to disability, an employer should consider whether it is reasonable to require another employee to swap roles with him or to medically retire the disabled employee and re-engage him in a new role