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UK: state and diplomatic immunity: Court of Appeal rules on employment claims

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered

Red tape day: Equality Act and minimum wage

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 1 2010

Most of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 come into force today, 1 October

UK: disability discrimination: automatic non-payment of bonus to employees with absence warning was unlawful

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

Employers should review bonus or other schemes designed to reward good attendance levels, to assess whether any discriminatory affect against

UK: review of tribunal fees; prohibition on enforced subject access requests for criminal records; FCAPRA whistleblowing proposals

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

The Business Secretary is reported to have launched a review of employment tribunal fees in light of inaction from the Ministry of Justice (see here

UK: unfair dismissal: in depth investigation of employee’s explanations for misconduct will not always be necessary

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the requirement that an employer carry out a reasonable investigation into allegations of misconduct (in order for

UK disciplinary and grievance procedures: changes to ACAS code

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

TUPE: no application where full canteen service replaced by sandwich service

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2009

TUPE will only apply to a service provision change where the activities remain fundamentally or essentially the same post-transfer

Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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: new resources

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. It has also updated its shared parental leave

UK: remuneration: deduction of training costs from final salary payment on termination could lead to breach of National Minimum Wage Regulations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

Deductions from a final salary payment to repay training costs can only be ignored when calculating whether the employee has received the national