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Contractual disciplinary procedure: employees can claim for loss caused by breach

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 5 2010

An employee can claim damages for loss caused by an employer's breach of a contractual disciplinary procedure

Coalition government: further detail on proposals

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 5 2010

The Government has confirmed that it intends to issue an extensive consultation on its commitment to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, with a view to bringing its proposals into Parliament "later in the year"

Disciplinaries: timing, scope of investigation, relevance of prior incident

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 5 2010

Three recent decisions clarify a number of points concerning disciplinaries

UK: flexible work delay to extension of rights; ACAS Code and Guide

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2014

The extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees with six months' employment, and the replacement of the current statutory

UK: Contracts need for clear drafting on summary dismissal and flexi-hours

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 10 2014

Two recent cases have highlighted the importance of clear drafting in employment contracts. In Robert Bates Wrekin Landscapes v Knight the contract

Redundancy scores: inflating score of woman on maternity leave may be unlawful

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 5 2010

When scoring redundancy candidates against selection criteria based on performance, it may be unlawful to use a period when the woman is on leave and simply give her the maximum score

Supreme Court determines that members of limited liability partnerships are workers and therefore able to bring whistleblowing claims

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 21 2014

The Supreme Court has today handed down its much anticipated decision in Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof. In overturning the Court

Agency workers: government's proposals for implementing EU law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 5 2009

The government has set out its proposals for implementing the new EU Directive on agency workers

Team moves: springboard injunction to protect workforce

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 5 2009

Two recent cases are the first examples of an employer obtaining a springboard injunction to prevent a competitor poaching employees (rather than clients

Family-friendly rights; holiday rights during sick leave

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 5 2009

The Government is putting on hold its plans to extend statutory maternity pay to 12 months and allow fathers to take up to 6 months of the mother's leave, according to recent press reports