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UK disciplinary and grievance procedures: changes to ACAS code

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 21 2015

In December 2013 ACAS consulted on changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures to reflect the EAT ruling in Toal v GB

UK: whistleblowing: normal jurisdictional test applies for unfair dismissal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

The usual territorial limits for unfair dismissal claims apply to whistleblowing claims for automatically unfair dismissal or detriment, according to

UK: race discrimination: ‘race’ may encompass caste

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

The EAT has confirmed that, although the Equality Act does not yet expressly include caste as a protected characteristic, it is included within the

Round-up of UK employment law developments in December 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

Most unlawful deductions from wages claims will be subject to a two year limitation under regulations coming into force on 8 January 2015. This will

UK: remuneration: deduction of training costs from final salary payment on termination could lead to breach of National Minimum Wage Regulations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

Deductions from a final salary payment to repay training costs can only be ignored when calculating whether the employee has received the national

UK: termination: dismissal for tweets from private account may be fair

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

It may be fair to dismiss an employee for posting offensive tweets on a personal Twitter account in the employee's own time, depending on the facts

UK: termination: need for careful drafting of dismissal letter highlighted

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

Employers should avoid attaching emotive labels when informing employees of the findings of disciplinary panels. The Court of Appeal in

UK: tribunal fees: second judicial review challenge rejected

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

The High Court has rejected Unison's second judicial review claim challenging the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013. The court

UK: new resources

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. It has also updated its shared parental leave

UK: statutory holiday: workers have right to carry over where prevented from taking holiday for reasons not limited to sickness

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

Workers who have been unable or unwilling to take their statutory holiday entitlement for reasons beyond their control, including but not limited to