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Uk: new tribunal compensation limits and statutory benefit rates from April 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 17 2015

From 6 April 2015, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £76,574 to £78,335 and the cap on weekly pay (used to

UK: unfair dismissal: caution needed when relying on composite reasons for dismissal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 10 2015

Where an employer relies on more than one incident cumulatively to justify dismissal, the tribunal must assess whether dismissal was within the range

Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures: changes may be needed to reflect revised ACAS Code

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 10 2015

In December 2013 Acas consulted on changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures to reflect the EAT ruling inToal v GB Oils

UK disciplinary and grievance procedures: changes to ACAS code

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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: Fit for Work: employer guidance recommends review of sickness policies

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 10 2015

The DWP has published guidance notes on the new Fit for Work scheme being phased in over 2015, recommending that employers update their sickness

UK: unfair dismissal: ‘virtual’ employee teleworking from overseas for UK business can bring claim here

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 10 2015

Employers should bear in mind the scope for employees working abroad to bring claims here, even where it has been the employee's choice to relocate

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

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

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: collective redundancy obligations: Woolworths case referred to ECJ

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • 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

Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • 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