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What not to wear - Health & Safety, Discrimination & Dress Code Dramas
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2017

Donald Trump sparked outrage in the US recently with reports that he directed female staff members in the White House to "dress like women" at work


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


The Government's Brexit White Paper
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 6 2017

On 2 February 2017, the government published a white paper, setting out its objectives for the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU. The white


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


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


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 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


Disciplinary investigations and handling serious allegations.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The seriousness of the allegation will impact the duty of investigation to be imposed on the


Christmas parties: When is an employer liable for drunken antics?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The High Court has ruled that a company was not vicariously liable for the assault on a manager, by a director, after the Christmas


Business Secrets
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 21 2016

In one way or another, every business lives and dies by the quality of the information it holds. That information could be anything from its plans to