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UK: whistleblowing: “public interest” requirement is low hurdle for workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Whistleblowing law was amended in June 2013 to make protection conditional on the worker holding a reasonable belief that disclosure was in the


UK: unfair dismissal: employers cannot rely on previous warning given in bad faith to justify dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Employers considering dismissal in reliance on a previous &8216;live' disciplinary warning should ensure that any allegations that the warning was


UK: holiday: employer appeals tribunal ruling that commission must be reflected in statutory holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

As expected, the employment tribunal in Lock v British Gas Trading has confirmed that words can be written into the Working Time Regulations to


UK: Fit for Work: employer guidance recommends review of sickness policies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2015

The DWP has published guidance notes on the new Fit for Work scheme being phased in over 2015, recommending that employers update their sickness


UK: small business, enterprise and employment act 2015: mandatory gender pay gap reports and zero hours contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill also received Royal Assent on 26 March, though commencement orders will be needed to bring the


UK: new HSF resources
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Litigation blog post on a Court of Appeal ruling refusing to set aside a settlement agreement on the basis of new evidence indicating that the


ADR practical guide no. 7: mediating employment and workplace disputes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2015

This is the seventh in our series of ADR practical guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling


Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2010

An employer who has committed a fundamental breach of an employee's contract cannot prevent the employee claiming constructive dismissal by upholding the employee's grievance about that breach


Changes to employment tribunal process 2013: what you need to know
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

New Employment Tribunal rules come into force on 29 July 2013. Employers need to be aware of some important changes, which will affect how claims are


Recent TUPE cases: transfer of union recognition and post-transfer dismissals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

On a TUPE transfer, trade union recognition only transfers if the transferred entity maintains an identity distinct from the rest of the transferee's undertaking