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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: Restrictive covenants Court of Appeal refuses to correct poor drafting

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

A recent case highlights the importance of careful and tailored drafting of covenants. Read literally, a covenant prohibited an ex-employee from

Round-up of UK employment law developments in November 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 11 2012

UK law may need to be amended to protect employees from dismissal because of their political beliefs or affiliation

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se

Holiday: right to carry over can be limited to 4 week EU-derived entitlement

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 9 2013

Recent ECJ case law has established that workers unable to take statutory holiday due to sickness must be permitted to carry over their unused

UK: collective redundancy obligations: Woolworths case referred to ECJ

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 7 2014

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer to the European Court of Justice the case ofUSDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy

Round-up of employment law developments in February 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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