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UK: termination: dismissal for tweets from private account may be fair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

It may be fair to dismiss an employee for posting offensive tweets on a personal Twitter account in the employee's own time, depending on the facts


UK: termination: need for careful drafting of dismissal letter highlighted
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

Employers should avoid attaching emotive labels when informing employees of the findings of disciplinary panels. The Court of Appeal in


UK: whistleblowing: normal jurisdictional test applies for unfair dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

The usual territorial limits for unfair dismissal claims apply to whistleblowing claims for automatically unfair dismissal or detriment, according to


UK: tribunal fees: second judicial review challenge rejected
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

The High Court has rejected Unison's second judicial review claim challenging the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013. The court


UK: race discrimination: ‘race’ may encompass caste
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

The EAT has confirmed that, although the Equality Act does not yet expressly include caste as a protected characteristic, it is included within the


Round-up of UK employment law developments in December 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

Most unlawful deductions from wages claims will be subject to a two year limitation under regulations coming into force on 8 January 2015. This will


UK: remuneration: deduction of training costs from final salary payment on termination could lead to breach of National Minimum Wage Regulations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

Deductions from a final salary payment to repay training costs can only be ignored when calculating whether the employee has received the national


UK: termination employees can be held to notice period and need not be paid if they refuse to work
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that, if an employee leaves without giving contractual notice (save in constructive dismissal


UK: Tribunal breach of contract claims set-off defence available to employer as alternative to counterclaim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

The EAT has confirmed that an employer facing a breach of contract claim in the tribunal may be able to recover sums owed to it by the employee (eg


UK: redundancy: preferential treatment required for employee on maternity leave where roles restructured
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2014

Where an employer decides to replace two roles, one of which is currently held by an employee on maternity (or other family-related) leave, with a