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UK: termination employees can be held to notice period and need not be paid if they refuse to work

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 5 2014

Last year the Supreme Court ruled that, where an employer dismisses an employee with immediate effect in breach of the employment contract, the

UK: Restrictive covenants Court of Appeal refuses to correct poor drafting

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 5 2014

A recent case highlights the importance of careful and tailored drafting of covenants. Read literally, a covenant prohibited an ex-employee from

UK: New resources flexible work form, SPL guide, illegal work, disabled employees

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 5 2014

The Government has published the following new resources for employers: a standard form for employees to use when making a flexible working

UK: whistleblowing reform proposals and guidance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

The Government has published a consultation seeking views by 30 September 2014 on how to implement the proposed duty on prescribed persons to produce

UK: disciplinaries no right to increase sanction on appeal unless express provision

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 5 2014

An employer has no contractual right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal under a contractual disciplinary policy unless the policy

UK: zero hours contracts consultation on anti-avoidance measures

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 5 2014

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill includes a provision banning the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts which do not guarantee

Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se

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

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

Employers should review and consider redrafting PILON clauses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 11 2013

The Supreme Court has ruled that, where an employer dismisses an employee with immediate effect in breach of the employment contract, the employee