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UK exit from the EU: sector by sector - employment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 23 2015

An exit from the EU would lead to considerable uncertainty from an employment law perspective because key areas of employment law are derived from EU


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: 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


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


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: 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


"No show" clause held to be enforceable
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2008

An employer may be able to enforce a "no show" clause requiring a prospective employee to pay an agreed sum if he fails to start his new employment, provided the purpose of the clause is to compensate loss rather than deter breach


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: 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