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UK: changing terms and conditions: need for acceptance and consideration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2014

Employers wishing to change an employee's terms and conditions need to establish both the employee's agreement to the change, and that consideration

UK: redundancy: preferential treatment required for employee on maternity leave where roles restructured

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2014

Where an employer decides to replace two roles, one of which is currently held by an employee on maternity (or other family-related) leave, with a

UK: statutory holiday pay: no appeal over ruling on retrospective claims

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2014

In last month's e-bulletin we reported the landmark EAT judgment inBear Scotland v Fulton that pay for the 4 weeks' EU statutory holiday entitlement

UK: TUPE: impact of transfer on time limit for harassment claim

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 5 2014

A transferee may face claims for pre-transfer harassment lodged more than three months after the transfer where the perpetrator continues to harass

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • 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

"Reasonably practicable" - the ECJ verdict

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 10 2007

The UK has been vindicated by a recent decision of the European Court of Justice ("ECJ"), which held that the UK has not infringed European Community Law by imposing a duty on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees only "so far as is reasonably practicable"

Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Employer liable in negligence for work-related stress

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2007

A recent Court of Appeal decision may mark a slight shift away from the rather robust approach taken in Sutherland v Hatton to the circumstances in which a duty of care arises for personal injury suffered as a result of work-related stress

Global employment, pensions and benefits e-bulletin

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam
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  • April 18 2013

A renewed regulatory focus on sham contracting and a court recent decision in ACE Insurance Limited v Trifunovski highlights the need for employers to