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UK: changing terms and conditions: need for acceptance and consideration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2014

Employers wishing to change an employee's terms and conditions need to establish both the employee's agreement to the change, and that consideration

UK: redundancy: preferential treatment required for employee on maternity leave where roles restructured

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2014

Where an employer decides to replace two roles, one of which is currently held by an employee on maternity (or other family-related) leave, with a

Post-employment comment: duty to take reasonable care may extend beyond formal references

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 6 2011

Employers should warn staff of the danger of making inaccurate statements about an ex-employee

Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 8 2010

An employer who has committed a fundamental breach of an employee's contract cannot prevent the employee claiming constructive dismissal by upholding the employee's grievance about that breach

Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 6 2014

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order an employer who has breached equal pay law to carry out an equal pay audit and publish the audit on

UK: TUPE: impact of transfer on time limit for harassment claim

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2014

A transferee may face claims for pre-transfer harassment lodged more than three months after the transfer where the perpetrator continues to harass

Flexible work: higher hurdle to establish indirect sex discrimination

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

A ruling of the Scottish EAT has reopened the question of whether a woman who chooses to work part-time because she wishes to care for her children, but who could in practice make childcare arrangements to enable her to work full-time, will be able to bring an indirect sex discrimination claim

Disability discrimination: relocation can be reasonable adjustment

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 5 2010

An employer may lawfully refuse to make adjustments to accommodate a disabled employee at their existing workplace if the adjustments can best be achieved at another workplace which is nearby, at least if the employee is subject to a mobility clause and has worked at a number of locations

Changes to employment tribunal process 2013: what you need to know

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 25 2013

New Employment Tribunal rules come into force on 29 July 2013. Employers need to be aware of some important changes, which will affect how claims are

UK: discipline no breach of duty in instituting disciplinary proceedings where within range of reasonable responses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 12 2014

Employers will not breach their duty of care by starting the disciplinary process where this is objectively within the range of reasonable responses