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Round-up of UK employment law developments in July 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 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


UK: indirect discrimination: those who suffer alongside a disadvantaged group may bring claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The ECJ has ruled that the EU concept of indirect discrimination permits claims to be brought by individuals who are not actually part of the


UK: anti-suit injunctions: Court of Appeal rules that EU jurisdiction rules should prevail over US exclusive jurisdiction clause
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • August 6 2015

The Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court ruling (summarised in our blog post here) concerning the enforcement of non-EU exclusive


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


EU: trade secrets directive slowly progresses through European Parliament
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • May 8 2015

The EU "Trade Secrets Directive" is gradually making its way through the European Parliament. The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) has yet to adopt


UK: ECJ follows Advocate General’s opinion and reinstates previous law on collective redundancy threshold
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • April 30 2015

The European Court of Justice has this morning given its judgment in the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


UK: tribunal confirms that UK regulations can be read as requiring commission to be reflected in statutory holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2015

Readers will be familiar with recent EU and UK caselaw ruling that the UK Working Time Regulations fail to properly implement EU law, which


Collective redundancies: Advocate General gives employer-friendly opinion supporting 'one establishment' test
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • February 10 2015

A year ago the Court of Appeal referred to the European Court of Justice the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


UK: pro-employer ECJ Advocate General opinion on test for collective redundancies consultation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • February 9 2015

A year ago the Court of Appeal referred to the European Court of Justice the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


Europe: EU employers face significant financial risk due to holiday pay ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 30 2015

In May 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that pay for statutory holiday entitlement under the EU Working Time Directive must reflect 'normal