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UK: termination: dismissal for tweets from private account may be fair

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 6 2015

It may be fair to dismiss an employee for posting offensive tweets on a personal Twitter account in the employee's own time, depending on the facts

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: collective redundancy obligations: Woolworths case referred to ECJ

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 7 2014

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer to the European Court of Justice the case ofUSDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy

Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • 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

UK: redundancy: preferential treatment required for employee on maternity leave where roles restructured

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 5 2014

Where an employer decides to replace two roles, one of which is currently held by an employee on maternity (or other family-related) leave, with a

UK: whistleblowing: normal jurisdictional test applies for unfair dismissal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

The usual territorial limits for unfair dismissal claims apply to whistleblowing claims for automatically unfair dismissal or detriment, according to

UK: termination: need for careful drafting of dismissal letter highlighted

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2015

Employers should avoid attaching emotive labels when informing employees of the findings of disciplinary panels. The Court of Appeal in

Round-up of UK employment law developments in February 2014

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

Commencement orders have confirmed that the mandatory period for ACAS early conciliation of potential tribunal claims will apply to claims lodged

Round-up of UK employment law developments in October 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 13 2013

Employers may need to consider paying for an employee with workrelated stress and depression to have private psychiatric counselling and cognitive

Recent TUPE cases: transfer of union recognition and post-transfer dismissals

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

On a TUPE transfer, trade union recognition only transfers if the transferred entity maintains an identity distinct from the rest of the transferee's undertaking