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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

UK: Disability: scope of duty to make reasonable adjustments

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 17 2014

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that neither EU nor UK law impose on an employer a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disablity to accommodate

UK: ECJ opinion that obesity is not a disability, but severely obese employees may be disabled

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2014

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the

Round-up of employment law developments in February 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 5 2012

Employees who live in Britain and commute to work abroad may have unfair dismissal rights in Britain, particularly if the employment contract is governed by British employment law and the employee has been reassured that he will retain British employment law rights

Round-up of UK employment law developments in November 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

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

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

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

Age discrimination: employers can continue to rely on default retirement age of 65

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 2 2009

It is not unlawful age discrimination for an employer to dismiss an employee on the grounds of retirement at age 65 or over

Harmonisation dismissals: possible application of ACAS Code

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

The Acas Code on disciplinary and grievance procedures applies to dismissals for "some other substantial reason", at least according to a first instance tribunal decision