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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

Article 6 ECHR and disciplinary proceedings - a right to legal representation?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 20 2009

In Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2009 EWCA Civ 789 the Court of Appeal (Smith LJ giving the leading judgment) suggested that Article 6 rights to a fair trial and to legal representation will apply in disciplinary proceedings brought by a public sector employer, where the consequences of those proceedings are such that the employee will be effectively barred from practising his profession

UK: ACAS guidance on protected settlement discussions

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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: New resources flexible work form, SPL guide, illegal work, disabled employees

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • 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

Round-up of UK employment law developments in June 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 8 2014

The Government has published its response to last year'sconsultation on the proposal to require tribunals to order equal pay audits where an employer

Court of Appeal finds parent company had no duty of care to its subsidiary’s employee

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 6 2014

The Court of Appeal has reversed a first instance decision that a parent company had assumed a duty of care to an employee of its subsidiary company

Round-up of UK employment law developments in November 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 11 2012

UK law may need to be amended to protect employees from dismissal because of their political beliefs or affiliation