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Round-up of UK employment law developments in MayJune 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 4 2016

Following the Leave vote on 23 June, employers are faced with a period of considerable uncertainty. The leaving process is put in train by giving a


Trade Union Act 2016 heralds significant reform to industrial action law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2016

On 4 May 2016 the Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent. The Trade Union Act 2016 is expected to come into force by early July 2016 and will make


UK: date for appeal hearing on holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2016

The appeal in the holiday pay case Lock v British Gas Trading has been listed to be heard by the Court of Appeal sooner than expected, floating over


UK: New resources: apprentices, minimum wages, earnings attachments, sex discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

ACAS has published a guide to help employers manage and support apprentices and young workers, and a guide to help combat sex discrimination in the


UK: Discipline: raising non-urgent or trivial concerns while an employee is on stress-related sick leave may amount to constructive dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

Employers should consider carefully whether it is necessary to raise disciplinary concerns with an employee while they are absent on stress-related


UK: Whistleblowing: employers face uphill struggle to strike out claims for lack of “public interest”
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

A recent EAT ruling has highlighted that, in many cases, the prospects of striking out a whistleblowing claim at a preliminary hearing on the basis of


Religious discrimination: discipline for trying to convert a junior colleague was not unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

A recent EAT ruling makes clear that, while disciplinary sanction for manifesting a religious belief is unlawful, an employer can lawfully discipline


UK: TUPE: can apply to part of service split along functional lines
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

The EAT has confirmed that, where a service being provided by a transferor is split along functional lines, with two separate activities carried out


UK: Restrictive covenants: BIS call for evidence; EAT ruling confirms unreasonable restraints cannot be bought
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

As part of an initiative to develop a National Innovation Plan to help make Britain the most attractive place in Europe to start up new businesses


UK: Unfair dismissal: “taking a sickie” is gross misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

An employer can fairly dismiss for gross misconduct where it has a genuine and reasonable belief (after reasonable investigation) that an employee