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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


UK: independent review recommends employers publish workforce data broken down by race and pay band
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

The independent Baroness McGregor-Smith Review into race in the workplace was published on 28 February 2017. It sets out evidence that people from BME


UK: Supreme Court refuses to hear statutory holiday pay case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

The Supreme Court yesterday refused British Gas permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling that statutory holiday pay must include results-based


UK: Discipline - gross negligence can be gross misconduct justifying dismissal without notice in some circumstances
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may be entitled to summarily dismiss an employee for a grossly negligent failure to act, for example where the employee is senior and fails


UK: Legislative developments - tribunal fees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The


UK: Legislative developments - dress codes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The House of Commons Petitions Committee and the Women and Equalities Committee have published a joint report calling for more effective remedies


UK: Disciplinary policies - employers should review provisions on expiry of warnings
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may wish to review their disciplinary and capability policies, in particular whether and when warnings are stated to expire and in what


UK: Jurisdiction - claims for EU-derived rights may only be brought in the UK if working within the EU
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

In Wittenberg v Sunset Personnel Services the EAT has reiterated its view, originally given in Hasan v Shell International (see our blog post), that


UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York


UK: Legislative development- Trade Union Act 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The majority of the Trade Union Act 2016 is to come into force on 1 March 2017, including the new ballot requirements, changes to the required notice