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UK: employers must permit carry-over of statutory holiday for 18 months where unused due to sickness
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

Employees unable or unwilling to take their 4 weeks' EU-derived statutory holiday because of sickness absence continuing to the end of the leave year


Summer budget 2015: points for employers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday handed down his second Budget of 2015, summarised in our HSF tax briefing here. Points of interest from an


UK: contractual duties: no implied duty to disclose allegations of own misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers wishing to ensure employees are subject to a duty to disclose allegations of sexual or other misconduct outside of that employment should


UK: working time: Advocate-General opinion that travel to and from home may count as working time for peripatetic workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

The ECJ Advocate-General has given the opinion in Federacion de Servicios Privados v Tyco Integrated Security that, for peripatetic employees with no


UK: government announcements: consultation on gender pay gap reporting imminent, tribunal fee review and delay to new tax-free childcare scheme
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

The Government has committed in legislation to make regulations by March 2016 for mandatory gender pay reporting for larger employers, but the


Holiday pay: Northern Irish ruling that employers may need to include voluntary overtime pay in calculation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

In Patterson v Castlereagh BC the Northern Irish Court of Appeal has given its view that, in principle, voluntary overtime pay may need to be


UK: indirect discrimination: claimants must show why disadvantage arises for protected group
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers will welcome a Court of Appeal ruling that it is not enough for claimants seeking to establish indirect discrimination to produce


UK: religious discrimination: dismissal of nursery worker for discussing religious views on homosexuality was unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers may have a legitimate aim in wishing to prohibit discussion of religious views on homosexuality in the workplace, but should ensure the


UK: unfair dismissal: dismissal for attending work smelling of alcohol was unfair given failure to follow policies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers seeking to dismiss for misconduct should consider carefully whether the behaviour properly falls within the category of gross misconduct


UK: disciplinary appeals: involvement of manager junior to decision-maker may not be unfair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Inclusion in an internal appeal panel of an individual who is junior to the decision-maker will not necessarily render an appeal process unfair