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UK: Court of Appeal rules on subject access requests
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

HR practitioners know only too well what an effective weapon a subject access request (SAR) can be in the hands of an aggrieved employee or


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


Employment status and agency workers: necessity test confirmed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2010

An employment relationship will only be implied between an agency worker and end-user if it is necessary to explain the work undertaken


PRA and FCA final rules on regulatory references: strengthening accountability in banking and insurance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2016

The FCA and the PRA have published new policy statements relating to regulatory references under the new accountability regimes for banks and


UK: salary: default daily accrual rate of 1365 unless overridden by contractual terms
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee's salary accrues day to day pursuant to the Apportionment Act 1870, but the rate at which it accrues


UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

The European Court of Justice has finally handed down its judgment in two cases involving employees dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf at


UK: Dismissal for long-term sickness - new medical evidence at internal appeal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

Employers should ensure they investigate any evidence that a long-term sick employee may soon be able to return to work before deciding to dismiss


UK: Legislation - consultations on caste discrimination, electronic balloting and reforming the tribunal system
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

On 28 March the Government Equality Office published its long-awaited consultation on caste discrimination, announced back in September 2016. The


UK: new statutory benefit and minimum wage rates confirmed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The national minimum wage increases have been confirmed: the hourly rate for those aged 25 or over will be £7.50 from April 2017. The Department for


Round-up of employment law developments in December 2011
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2012

This e-bulletin includes short summaries of the following recent developments