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UK disciplinary and grievance procedures: changes to ACAS code
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2015

In December 2013 ACAS consulted on changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures to reflect the EAT ruling in Toal v GB


UK: termination: employers can rely on historic repudiatory breach to dismiss summarily on discovery of the breach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

Employers may be able to dismiss summarily and defeat a wrongful dismissal claim if they discover a repudiatory breach by the employee, even where


UK: disability discrimination: automatic non-payment of bonus to employees with absence warning was unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

Employers should review bonus or other schemes designed to reward good attendance levels, to assess whether any discriminatory affect against


UK: state and diplomatic immunity: Court of Appeal rules on employment claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered


UK: changing terms and conditions: need for acceptance and consideration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2014

Employers wishing to change an employee's terms and conditions need to establish both the employee's agreement to the change, and that consideration


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


UK: TUPE: impact of transfer on time limit for harassment claim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2014

A transferee may face claims for pre-transfer harassment lodged more than three months after the transfer where the perpetrator continues to harass


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: 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