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Government provides details of proposals to reform maternity and parental leave rights

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2013

The Children and Families Bill published earlier this year includes provisions to implement the government's plans for a new sustem of shared

Philosophical belief: anti-hunting belief capable of protection

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 5 2011

An employee's belief in the sanctity of life, comprising a belief in anti-fox hunting and anti-hare coursing (as well as veganism and environmentalism), could constitute a philosophical belief capable of protection under discrimination law, according to an employment tribunal

Compromise agreements: public sector employer's payment of more than potential litigation award not ultra vires

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 9 2010

Overturning a High Court ruling, the Court of Appeal has decided that an NHS Trust's termination payment was not ultra vires even though it exceeded the maximum the employee could be awarded had she gone to tribunal

Equality Act 2010: businesses must update policies and train staff on significant changes to discrimination law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 23 2010

The Equality Act 2010 came into force on1 October

Redundancy: offering vacancies to employees on maternity leave

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 1 2010

Where the job of an employee on maternity leave is made redundant, an employer must offer her (rather than simply invite her to apply for) any suitable alternative vacancy for which the role, location and other terms are not substantially less favourable

Bonuses: no duty to give up contractual bonus due to employer's financial crisis

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

The High Court has given short shrift to an employer's argument that a senior employee's duty of trust and confidencegood faith or fiduciary duties could oblige him to waive his right to a contractual bonus when the employer suffered massive losses during the banking crisis

Religious discrimination: employers do not have to accommodate discriminatory beliefs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 6 2010

An employer does not need to accommodate an employee's religious belief that is itself discriminatory, at least where providing a non-discriminatory service is one of its aims

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Religious discrimination: refusal of time off for prayers may sometimes be justified

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • June 7 2011

Employers are not required to accommodate religious worship during working hours if it could significantly damage their business and reasonable alternatives are available to the employee

EU requires changes to UK law on works councils and discrimination

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2009

The government is consulting until 12 February 2010 on changes to the European Works Council regulations required by a revised EU Directive and due to come into force on 5 June 2011