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Tort of inducement to breach of contract requires actual knowledge and an intention to interfere
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2007

The House of Lords (HL) has delivered a significant decision on the scope of economic torts and, in particular, the distinction between the tort of procuring a breach of contract and the tort of unlawful interference


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


Supreme Court confirms employer's liability insurers have a right to seek contribution from the insured and other insurers in mesothelioma claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2015

An employer which exposes an employee to asbestos creating a risk of mesothelioma is, as matter of English law, treated as causing later contracted


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


General counsel update - march 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement


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


Fairness in disciplinary proceedings 2 recent cases on Article 6 ECHR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2011

In this e-bulletin we report on two recent decisions which shed light on the application of the Article 6 right to a fair hearing in regulatory proceedings


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


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: 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