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Missing the jackpot: damages of £1 awarded in Marathon breach of confidence case
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2017

The High Court found that two ex-employees caught copying confidential files belonging to their employer (the Claimant) onto USB sticks prior to their


Five weeks' holiday refusal not religious discrimination
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2017

The EAT has confirmed that an employee was not indirectly discriminated against on the basis of his religion when he was prevented from taking 5


Minimum Income Requirement for non-EEA spouses compatible with human rights
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Minimum Income Requirement (MIR) is "acceptable in principle" and compatible with European human rights legislation


UK Employment Law case updates - February 2017
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's act of gross negligence, through dereliction of duty, can justify an employer's decision to dismiss


Statutory Maternity Pay is due despite agreement settling "all and any claims"
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2017

In this case, the First Tax Tribunal ("FTT") made clear that if a settlement agreement is to settle claims for Statutory Maternity Pay ("SMP"), this


Employee unfairly dismissed despite his violent conduct
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2017

In this case, Mr Spoor was dismissed for gross misconduct after he violently grabbed a colleague by the neck


Employers may rely on expired disciplinary warnings when dismissing
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2017

Where an act of misconduct does not in itself constitute gross misconduct, reliance upon earlier disciplinary offences as the principle reason for


Disciplinary sanctions and dismissal: When can employers rely on earlier warnings?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") confirmed that an employer cannot rely on a manifestly inappropriate final warning


Autumn Statement - Employment developments
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

As a result of the Autumn Statement tax reliefs have been removed relating to employee shareholder status. Previously an employee could become an


Employers must give workers the opportunity to take breaks.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The Working Time Regulations 1998 ("WTR") provide that if a worker's daily working time exceeds six hours he is entitled to a rest