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UK employment law update
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2015

The High Court held that Afghan interpreters, who were working for the British armed forces in Afghanistan, could not bring claims for direct and


UK employment law update
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2015

This case concerned a peripatetic employee who was Danish, lived in Switzerland, and travelled extensively under an employment contract governed by


An update on commission and holiday pay
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2015

In the case of Lock and ors v British Gas Trading Limited, the ECJ held that commission payments must be taken into account when calculating holiday


Social media and Game Retail Ltd v Laws UKEAT
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

The EAT has held that a dismissal for offensive tweets by an employee on his personal Twitter feed was potentially fair and that a tribunal had


Taking a practical approach to the recent EAT holiday pay decision
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2014

Much of Langstaff J's judgment in Bear Scotland v Fulton and Baxter, the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision on holiday pay, is


UK employment law: holiday pay update
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2014

The EAT has handed down a judgment on the question of whether the calculation of holiday pay should take into account pay for non-guaranteed overtime


No failure to make adjustments ‘by association’
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal considered an employee who was not herself disabled, but who had a daughter with Down's


Update to flexible working
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2014

From 30 June, the right to make a statutory flexible working request has been extended to all employees. The right was previously only available to


Injunction - to compel performance of an employment contract?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2014

The case of Ashworth v Royal National Theatre was unusual in that the claimants were professional musicians working on the long-running play 'War


Key revisions to UK employment law effective 6 April 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 7 2014

ACAS is now able to offer optional Early Conciliation to help to settle a dispute without going to tribunal. For claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014