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UK: Discrimination - Supreme Court asked to consider ambit of associative discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has ruled that it was direct associative discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for a bakery to


UK: Breastfeeding at work - employers may need to adjust employee hours
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Employers should ensure that employees who are breastfeeding are able to express milk at work sufficiently regularly to avoid medical problems (in


UK: Unfair dismissal - broad investigation may be required where credibility of serious allegations at issue
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Where an employer is contemplating dismissal for gross misconduct on the basis of disputed and uncorroborated evidence, fairness may require it to


UK: ‘Gig economy’ employers - business model under threat from litigation and legislative review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Companies engaged in the 'gig economy' should be alive to the threat recent employment law developments could pose to their business model. Where the


Round-up of UK employment law developments in OctoberNovember 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Our next round-up will be in 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers the very best for the Festive Season and the coming


UK: Consultation on reform to employment tribunals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Ministry of Justice have jointly launched a consultation on reforming the


UK: Autumn Statement - taxation on termination payments and salary sacrifice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Our July-August 2016 ebulletin highlighted HMRC proposals to change the taxation of termination payments from April 2018, and in particular to


UK: Working time - employers must ensure that workers can take rest breaks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Employers should review their working arrangements to ensure they allow workers to take their statutory rest breaks. Rejecting earlier conflicting


UK: New publications - marriage and civil partnership discrimination, religion in the workplace
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The following new employment law-related resources have been published


UK: Redundancy - suspending employee during consultation could be unfair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Employers should consider carefully whether it is necessary to suspend an employee at risk of redundancy and prohibit contact with colleagues or