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New resources
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2013

The Disclosure & Barring Service has produced a new Guide for Employers following changes to the criminal records regime, available here


Shared parental leave: ECJ rejects arguments that threatened UK government plans
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 9 2013

According to the ECJ, EU law permits a national law providing for shared maternity leave on the basis that the mother must be employed and covered by


Disciplinaries: timing, scope of investigation, relevance of prior incident
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 5 2010

Three recent decisions clarify a number of points concerning disciplinaries


UK: Contracts need for clear drafting on summary dismissal and flexi-hours
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2014

Two recent cases have highlighted the importance of clear drafting in employment contracts. In Robert Bates Wrekin Landscapes v Knight the contract


Contractual disciplinary procedure: employees can claim for loss caused by breach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 5 2010

An employee can claim damages for loss caused by an employer's breach of a contractual disciplinary procedure


Supreme Court determines that members of limited liability partnerships are workers and therefore able to bring whistleblowing claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 21 2014

The Supreme Court has today handed down its much anticipated decision in Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof. In overturning the Court


UK default retirement age: ECJ sends case to High Court to decide lawfulness
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

The ECJ has ruled that the UK default retirement age is covered by EU age discrimination law but can in theory be justified by legitimate social policy objectives


TUPE: transferor's collective agreements may bind transferee
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

If an employee's contract provides that pay is set by collective agreements negotiated by the transferor and union from time to time, this will continue to apply even after the employees have transferred under TUPE to a transferee


Statutory dismissal procedure: risk of dismissal must be clear from Step 1 letter
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

An employer contemplating dismissing an employee for misconduct must ensure that this possible sanction is clear from the statement setting out the disciplinary charge


Round-up of employment law developments in July 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2012

Statutory holiday: employees unable to take holiday due to sick leave can carry it over into a new year without express request