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UK: ECJ opinion that obesity is not a disability, but severely obese employees may be disabled

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2014

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the

UK: Legislative reform: whistleblowing, zero hours and other changes

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

Following proposals outlined in the Queen's Speech, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has now been published. It includes the

UK: Equal pay audits: draft regulations published for implementation on 1 October 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 17 2014

The Government has published its response to last year's consultation on the proposal to require tribunals to order equal pay audits where an

UK: Disability: scope of duty to make reasonable adjustments

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that neither EU nor UK law impose on an employer a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disablity to accommodate

UK: EU legislation update: board diversity and pregnant workers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

The President of the Council of Ministers has issued a Progress Report confirming that there is not yet consensus on passing the EU Gender Directive

UK: Resignation without notice: deduction from pay lawful

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 17 2014

The EAT has ruled that it was not an unenforceable penalty for a contract to include a clause deducting a payment equal to the salary for the period

Round-up of UK employment law developments in June 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 8 2014

The Government has published its response to last year'sconsultation on the proposal to require tribunals to order equal pay audits where an employer

UK: Government publishes response to consultation on whistleblowing framework

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 27 2014

On Wednesday, the Government published its response to its most recent call for evidence on the UK whistleblowing framework (available here). Despite

UK: appeal news tribunal fees, unfair dismissal compensation cap, retirement age

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 9 2014

UNISON has been granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal in its judicial review application challenging the introduction of tribunal fees

UK: flexible work regulations published: employers should review their policies

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 9 2014

From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working will become available to all employees with 26 weeks' service, not just those with caring