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UK: Legislative developments - pregnancy and maternity discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The Government has rejected the idea that pregnancy and maternity cases should have more favourable fee treatment, on the basis that the drop off in


Round-up of UK employment law developments in OctoberNovember 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Our next round-up will be in 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers the very best for the Festive Season and the coming


Multi-jurisdictional business transfers: employee issues
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 25 2017

In April 2016, Herbert Smith Freehills carried out a global survey of attitudes and expectations on the future of M&A. The report 'Beyond borders:


UK: Discrimination - Supreme Court asked to consider ambit of associative discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has ruled that it was direct associative discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for a bakery to


UK: ‘Gig economy’ employers - business model under threat from litigation and legislative review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Companies engaged in the 'gig economy' should be alive to the threat recent employment law developments could pose to their business model. Where the


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


Disability discrimination: relocation can be reasonable adjustment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2010

An employer may lawfully refuse to make adjustments to accommodate a disabled employee at their existing workplace if the adjustments can best be achieved at another workplace which is nearby, at least if the employee is subject to a mobility clause and has worked at a number of locations


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: statutory holiday: workers have right to carry over where prevented from taking holiday for reasons not limited to sickness
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

Workers who have been unable or unwilling to take their statutory holiday entitlement for reasons beyond their control, including but not limited to


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