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Balancing employer’s duties with employee’s rights
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In AB v A Chief Constable, the High Court considered a case where, when giving a reference, the police force in question ('the old employer') had


Pay deduction for failure to work notice period was enforceable
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In Yizhen Li v First Marine Solutions, the EAT considered whether a clause in an employment contract allowing the employer to deduct a month's salary


I Lab Facilities v Metcalfe: who are ‘affected employees’?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

Under the TUPE regulations, the transferor must consult with 'affected employees' in good time before the transfer takes place. Each individual


Vestergaard v Bestnet: breach of confidence requires knowledge
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

All employees have a legal obligation to keep their employer's confidential information secret. In respect of "trade secrets", this duty continues


Ashurst Rowan Financial Planning v Hall: ‘garden leave’ clause; interaction with restrictive covenant
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

Ashurst Rowan Financial Planning v Hall concerned an employee whose employment contract contained a clause allowing the employer, during his 6 month


No failure to make adjustments ‘by association’
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal considered an employee who was not herself disabled, but who had a daughter with Down's


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


Where should an employee who works in different countries for a multi-national employer bring a harassment claim?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 16 2008

In the recent case of Tradition Securities and Futures SA v X & Y the EAT had to consider a harassment claim under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (SDA


Employment may still be continuing even if employee receives no pay and does not attend work
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 16 2008

The recent case of Radecki v Kirkless Metropolitan Borough Council is a good reminder to employers of the risk of making the wrong assumptions when termination negotiations with an employee are continuing but not yet concluded


Save as you earnshare incentive plans
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2008

We take another look at the eligibility rules for SIPs and SAYE plans following changes to ITEPA 2003 to extend the scope to resident but not ordinarily resident employees and what changes you may need to make to your plan rules