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UK: tribunal confirms that UK regulations can be read as requiring commission to be reflected in statutory holiday pay

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 27 2015

Readers will be familiar with recent EU and UK caselaw ruling that the UK Working Time Regulations fail to properly implement EU law, which

UK: termination: employers can rely on historic repudiatory breach to dismiss summarily on discovery of the breach

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

Employers may be able to dismiss summarily and defeat a wrongful dismissal claim if they discover a repudiatory breach by the employee, even where

UK: state and diplomatic immunity: Court of Appeal rules on employment claims

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered

UK: disability discrimination: automatic non-payment of bonus to employees with absence warning was unlawful

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

Employers should review bonus or other schemes designed to reward good attendance levels, to assess whether any discriminatory affect against

UK: review of tribunal fees; prohibition on enforced subject access requests for criminal records; FCAPRA whistleblowing proposals

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

The Business Secretary is reported to have launched a review of employment tribunal fees in light of inaction from the Ministry of Justice (see here

UK: unfair dismissal: in depth investigation of employee’s explanations for misconduct will not always be necessary

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the requirement that an employer carry out a reasonable investigation into allegations of misconduct (in order for

General counsel update - march 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
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  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement

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: Fit for Work: employer guidance recommends review of sickness policies

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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: 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