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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that, if an employee leaves without giving contractual notice (save in constructive dismissal

Round-up of UK employment law developments in October 2014

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

“Non-guaranteed” compulsory overtime pay (“non-guaranteed” in that the employer is not obliged to offer overtime, but it is compulsory for the worker

Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 6 2014

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order an employer who has breached equal pay law to carry out an equal pay audit and publish the audit on

UK: Tribunal breach of contract claims set-off defence available to employer as alternative to counterclaim

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

The EAT has confirmed that an employer facing a breach of contract claim in the tribunal may be able to recover sums owed to it by the employee (eg

UK: evidence at employment tribunals: covert recordings admissible

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 11 2014

Employers should ensure managers holding or attending disciplinary or grievance hearings with an employee are aware of the risk of making

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

Unfair dismissal: importance of warnings, dismissal for relationship breakdown and home computer use

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

Employers should consider whether there are any serious concerns about the appropriateness of a live, final disciplinary warning before relying on it to dismiss for subsequent misconduct

Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 8 2010

An employer who has committed a fundamental breach of an employee's contract cannot prevent the employee claiming constructive dismissal by upholding the employee's grievance about that breach

Round-up of UK employment law developments in March 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • April 11 2014

Employers will need to update their flexible work and family-related leave policies over the next few months, following the Children and Families Act

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