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UK: Statutory holiday - rights during garden leaveother leave and pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The ECJ has ruled that workers placed on garden leave are not entitled under EU law to pay in lieu of unused holiday they could have taken during the


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of


UK: Disability duty to make reasonable adjustments - employers may need to consider pay protection when moving employees to different roles
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Where an employee is unable to continue in their original role due to disability, it may be a reasonable adjustment both to move them to a new role


UK: Protected settlement discussions - first EAT ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

From July 2013 evidence of pre-termination negotiations has been inadmissible in ordinary unfair dismissal claims (see here for further details). This


Gender pay gap reporting: regulations delayed, first data snapshot likely to be brought forward
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

The Government Equality Office has confirmed that the final gender pay reporting regulations (discussed here) are unlikely to be brought into force


UK: unfair dismissal: employer contribution to ill-health relevant to when it will be fair to dismiss
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

Two recent cases illustrate the need for employers to take into account their own contribution to an employee's ill-health when determining whether


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


Sexual orientation: discussing employee's homosexuality may not be unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2011

The Court of Appeal has ruled that it will not necessarily be unlawful discrimination for a manager to mention an employee's homosexuality to others where the employee has already made it public


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


Pregnancy discrimination: office gossip may amount to harassment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2010

Employers should act quickly to quash offensive rumours and gossip about an employee's pregnancy