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UK: termination: scope of “without prejudice” protection

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

The EAT has confirmed that there is clearly a "potential dispute" giving rise to "without prejudice" protection where an employer has announced an

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

Round-up of UK employment law developments in February 2014

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

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

UK: disability: employers cannot outsource judgement on whether individual disabled

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

Employers should apply their own minds to the statutory test for deciding whether an employee is disabled and should not simply accept occupational

UK: women on boards: Voluntary Code for Executive Search firms March 2014 review

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2014

In a review of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms, published on 4 March 2014, Charlotte Sweeney considers whether the Code

UK: agency workers: meaning of “temporary”

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

Workers supplied by an agency on an open-ended basis, rather than for a fixed term, are not covered by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 as these

UK: disciplinary process: implied right to fair process enforceable by injunction

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

The Supreme Court has ruled that there is an implied contractual right to a fair disciplinary process, a serious breach of which could enable an

UK: whistleblowing: sequence of communications protected

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

The EAT has confirmed that employees seeking to establish whistleblowing protection can rely on multiple communications taken together to establish a

UK: new publications new TUPE, informal discrimination questionnaires, breastfeeding

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

Changes to TUPE came into force on 31 January 2014 and are summarised in our blog here. The Government has issued amended guidance on TUPE to reflect

UK: new legislative proposals: zero hours, minimum wage, statutory benefits

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

BIS has published a consultation on zero hours contracts, ending on 13 March 2014. The consultation discusses possible approaches to concerns over