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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
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  • 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

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

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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: jurisdiction: scope for suing non-EU employers in UK extended by recast Brussels Regulation

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

The recast Brussels Regulation introduced significant changes to the EU rules on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments for proceedings from

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 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: statutory holiday: workers have right to carry over where prevented from taking holiday for reasons not limited to sickness

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

Workers who have been unable or unwilling to take their statutory holiday entitlement for reasons beyond their control, including but not limited to

UK: whistleblowing: normal jurisdictional test applies for unfair dismissal

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

The usual territorial limits for unfair dismissal claims apply to whistleblowing claims for automatically unfair dismissal or detriment, according to

Round-up of UK employment law developments in December 2014

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

Most unlawful deductions from wages claims will be subject to a two year limitation under regulations coming into force on 8 January 2015. This will