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UK: Restrictive covenants Court of Appeal refuses to correct poor drafting

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

A recent case highlights the importance of careful and tailored drafting of covenants. Read literally, a covenant prohibited an ex-employee from

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

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

Banker's bonuses: ex-Dresdner bankers secure bonus victory based on oral promise at staff meeting

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 10 2012

Financial institutions are well aware of the need for bonus schemes to be drafted very carefully to ensure discretions are not fettered unintentionally

Wages: no obligation to pay wages to employee remanded in custody

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

An employee who is unable to work due to being remanded in custody pending a criminal trial is not "unavoidably" prevented from working and so cannot claim that the employer is under an implied duty to pay wages (assuming there is no contrary express term

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

UK: collective redundancy obligations: Woolworths case referred to ECJ

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

UK: Disability: scope of duty to make reasonable adjustments

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Discrimination compensation: inflationary increase to injury to feelings awards

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

Compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination cases is awarded according to three bands depending on the seriousness of the injury

Unfair dismissal compensation: Court of Appeal reduces potential cost to employers

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

Final salary pension loss must be treated in the same way as any other loss