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UK: disciplinary appeals: involvement of manager junior to decision-maker may not be unfair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Inclusion in an internal appeal panel of an individual who is junior to the decision-maker will not necessarily render an appeal process unfair


UK: religious discrimination: dismissal of nursery worker for discussing religious views on homosexuality was unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers may have a legitimate aim in wishing to prohibit discussion of religious views on homosexuality in the workplace, but should ensure the


UK: unfair dismissal: dismissal for attending work smelling of alcohol was unfair given failure to follow policies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers seeking to dismiss for misconduct should consider carefully whether the behaviour properly falls within the category of gross misconduct


Summer budget 2015: points for employers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday handed down his second Budget of 2015, summarised in our HSF tax briefing here. Points of interest from an


UK: working time: Advocate-General opinion that travel to and from home may count as working time for peripatetic workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

The ECJ Advocate-General has given the opinion in Federacion de Servicios Privados v Tyco Integrated Security that, for peripatetic employees with no


Holiday pay: Northern Irish ruling that employers may need to include voluntary overtime pay in calculation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

In Patterson v Castlereagh BC the Northern Irish Court of Appeal has given its view that, in principle, voluntary overtime pay may need to be


UK: employers must permit carry-over of statutory holiday for 18 months where unused due to sickness
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

Employees unable or unwilling to take their 4 weeks' EU-derived statutory holiday because of sickness absence continuing to the end of the leave year


UK: employment law proposals in queen’s speech
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

The Queen's Speech on 27 March included a number of employment law reforms: Unionised employers will welcome proposals to require a higher turnout of


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: 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