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UK: higher standard of investigation may be required where contractual discretion to decide facts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Where an employer had a contractual discretion to decide whether an employee had committed suicide (and therefore whether his widow would receive


UK: non-discriminatory decision lawful despite being based on ‘tainted information’
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Where a decision to dismiss is based on 'tainted information' (supplied to the decision-maker with discriminatory intent), but the decision-maker has


UK: zero hours and national minimum wage changes in force 26 May
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Two employment provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015: the ban on exclusivity clauses in


UK: Court of Appeal due to consider whether US exclusive jurisdiction clause or EU jurisdiction rules should prevail
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 9 2015

The Court of Appeal is due to consider whether a UK-domiciled employee's right under EU rules to be sued only in the UK should be given precedence


UK: employment law proposals in queen’s speech
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

The Queen's Speech on 27 March included a number of employment law reforms: Unionised employers will welcome proposals to require a higher turnout of


UK: TUPE transferee’s duty to agree reasonable adjustments to role offered pre-transfer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Where a disabled employee of the transferor will be redundant on transfer due to relocation, the transferee should indicate a willingness to make


UK: peripatetic employee based abroad not entitled to bring statutory UK employment claims despite work here
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Spending more time in England than any other country does not necessarily mean that a peripatetic employee can claim unfair dismissal here; the key


UK: new resources for employers on facial disfigurement, epilepsy, dementia, holiday pay, right to work checks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Charity Changing Faces has published guidance to assist employers with handling the issue of facial disfigurement. It advises that employers should


UK: whistleblowing: “public interest” requirement is low hurdle for workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Whistleblowing law was amended in June 2013 to make protection conditional on the worker holding a reasonable belief that disclosure was in the


UK: unfair dismissal: employers cannot rely on previous warning given in bad faith to justify dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Employers considering dismissal in reliance on a previous &8216;live' disciplinary warning should ensure that any allegations that the warning was