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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
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  • 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
  • -
  • 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

Tort of inducement to breach of contract requires actual knowledge and an intention to interfere

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 23 2007

The House of Lords (HL) has delivered a significant decision on the scope of economic torts and, in particular, the distinction between the tort of procuring a breach of contract and the tort of unlawful interference

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
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  • 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

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

UK: ACAS guidance on protected settlement discussions

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 6 2013

ACAS has published a non-statutory Guide to accompany the statutory Code on the new settlement discussion regime which came into effect on 29 July