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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
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

Completion of Remuneration Policy Statement final reminder!

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2011

If you are a Tier 2, 3 or 4 firm, there is now less than one month to go to complete your Remuneration Policy Statement as required by the FSA Remuneration Code

Statutory procedures: employers can raise lack of grievance post ET3

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2009

Under the old statutory procedure regime, a tribunal could not hear an employee's claim if they failed to properly raise a grievance and this was apparent from the ET1 or raised by the employer in accordance with tribunal rules