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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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: changing terms and conditions: need for acceptance and consideration

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

Employers wishing to change an employee's terms and conditions need to establish both the employee's agreement to the change, and that consideration

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

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

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • 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

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