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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


UK: is Type 2 diabetes a disability? (Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute)
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2015

In this case, the Claimant had diabetes which he managed primarily by avoiding sugary drinks. In order to determine whether a condition is a


UK: public interest test in whistleblowing (Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed EAT)
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2015

This is the first Employment Appeal Tribunal case to consider the new public interest test in whistleblowing law. The case of Parkins v Sodexho


Consolidation in the healthcare sector post-Dalton key HR & employment issues
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2015

The NHS looks set, once again, to be a key election battleground. But whichever policies are advanced by the national parties, one thing is clear the


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


Jurisdiction Lodge v Dignity & Choice in Dying and another
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

An employee who voluntarily moved to Australia and worked there remotely for four and a half years was entitled to bring claims in the UK Employment


Payments for new restrictive covenants
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

A company could not enforce restrictive covenants against a former employee where there had been inadequate consideration given for their


TUPE London Borough of Hillingdon v Anne Gormanley and others
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

The Employment Tribunal erred in finding that a group of managerial employees were assigned to an organised grouping that transferred under TUPE. In


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