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Consolidation in the healthcare sector post-Dalton key HR & employment issues
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2015

The NHS looks set, once again, to be a key election battleground. But whichever policies are advanced by the national parties, one thing is clear the


UK: is Type 2 diabetes a disability? (Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute)
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2015

In this case, the Claimant had diabetes which he managed primarily by avoiding sugary drinks. In order to determine whether a condition is a


Employees compensated for failure to consult even where no "measures" envisaged
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently taken a close look at regulations 13(2) and 13(6) of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE


When is it fair to dismiss on grounds of ill-health?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2014

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, 'capability' is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal. However, an employer must show that it was


The UK's "Whistleblowing Commission" recommends changes
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2014

The whistleblowing interest group Public Concern at Work (PCaW) last year set up an Independent Commission to review all aspects of whistleblowing


TUPE London Borough of Hillingdon v Anne Gormanley and others
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

The Employment Tribunal erred in finding that a group of managerial employees were assigned to an organised grouping that transferred under TUPE. In


UK employment law update
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2015

This case concerned a peripatetic employee who was Danish, lived in Switzerland, and travelled extensively under an employment contract governed by


Jurisdiction Lodge v Dignity & Choice in Dying and another
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

An employee who voluntarily moved to Australia and worked there remotely for four and a half years was entitled to bring claims in the UK Employment


Payments for new restrictive covenants
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

A company could not enforce restrictive covenants against a former employee where there had been inadequate consideration given for their


Bancroft v Interserve dismissal for ‘some other substantial reason’ at the request of a third party
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2013

In Bancroft v Interserve (Facilities Management) Ltd, an employer's customer exercised its contractual right to request the employer to remove one of