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UK: Vicarious liability: Supreme Court’s broad application of “close connection” test means employers more likely to be liable for employee misbehaviour
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

Employers could be held vicariously liable for staff misbehaviour in a broader range of situations following the Supreme Court ruling in Mohamud v WM


UK: government acts to limit backdated holiday pay claims with effect from 1 July 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 19 2014

The government has laid regulations before Parliament to impose a two-year limitation on unlawful deductions from wages claims. The regulations come


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


UK: April 2016 changes: tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, and tribunal rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

From 6 April 2016, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £78,335 to £78,962 and the cap on weekly pay (used to


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


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


UK: European Court of Justice ruling on working time creates headache for employers of peripatetic workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 20 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that, for peripatetic employees with no fixed or habitual workplace, time spent travelling from home to the


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


Round-up of UK employment law developments in April 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2013

Employers may need to distance themselves from discriminatory remarks made by shareholders who are closely connected to or wield influence over the


Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2013

The new protected settlement discussion regime came into effect on 29 July 2013. Unless there has been 'improper behaviour', termination discussions