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UK Supreme Court warns employers about dismissing employees in breach of contract
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2013

In Société Générale, London Branch v Geys the Supreme Court has made it clear that employers need to be very careful


Unfair dismissal qualifying period may increase to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2010

The Government is contemplating increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years


‘Principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements’ overturned
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • August 18 2010

Until recently German case law - under the 'principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements' - provided that where there is more than one applicable collective bargaining agreement in a particular business operation, only one of the agreements can apply


“Without prejudice” rule remains intact
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

The "without prejudice" rule provides that written or oral communications which are made for the purpose of a genuine attempt to compromise a dispute between parties may generally not be admitted in evidence


No need to conclude grievance procedure before dismissal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

What should you do when an employee raises a grievance at the same time as dismissal or disciplinary action is proposed?


EAT examines obligation to consider “bumping”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2010

With many employers continuing to review staffing levels a recent EAT decision highlights the importance of knowing your pooling from your bumping when making staff redundant


Marriage discrimination at work
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2011

Is it unlawful for an employer to treat an employee less favourably, not because she is married, but because she is married to a particular man?


New compensation limits from 1 February 2012
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2011

The Government has announced the new limits on certain Employment Tribunal awards


Urgent measures in the job market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • August 18 2010

Legislation introducing a range of measures designed to breathe new life into Spain's jobs market came into effect on 18 June


Employer defeats claim for holiday pay
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

It is so far only a Tribunal decision but Khan v Martin McColl suggests that employers may be able to defeat claims for holiday pay stretching back over a number of years simply by paying for the most recent holiday year