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Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Recent TUPE cases: transfer of union recognition and post-transfer dismissals

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 9 2010

On a TUPE transfer, trade union recognition only transfers if the transferred entity maintains an identity distinct from the rest of the transferee's undertaking

UK: termination: scope of “without prejudice” protection

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

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

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

Domestic works council agreement: explicit agreement needed to extend negotiation deadline

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 5 2009

Employers wishing to extend the statutory deadline for negotiating a domestic works council agreement (thereby avoiding the statutory default arrangements applying) must expressly agree this with the employee representatives and specify the new deadline agreed

Sex discrimination: women protected between IVF egg collection and implantation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

Employers must not discriminate against an employee because she is undergoing IVF, but only in relation to the period between egg collection and implantation of the fresh embryos

Unfair dismissal: importance of warnings, dismissal for relationship breakdown and home computer use

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 5 2011

Employers should consider whether there are any serious concerns about the appropriateness of a live, final disciplinary warning before relying on it to dismiss for subsequent misconduct

Redundancy: reasons for criteria scores; bumping and selection pools

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

Employers should consider giving reasons for the scores on redundancy selection criteria as part of the consultation process with an employee, particularly where a subjective criterion is used

Round-up of employment law developments in March 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 3 2012

Employers must establish some legitimate reason other than saving costs in order to justify discrimination