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Religious discrimination: refusal of time off for prayers may sometimes be justified
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

Employers are not required to accommodate religious worship during working hours if it could significantly damage their business and reasonable alternatives are available to the employee


Compensation: career-long loss and apportionment of discrimination damages
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

In most cases, future loss of earnings should only be awarded until an employee is likely to obtain an equivalent job; career-long compensation will only be appropriate where there is no real prospect of the employee ever securing an equivalent job


Wages: no obligation to pay wages to employee remanded in custody
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

An employee who is unable to work due to being remanded in custody pending a criminal trial is not "unavoidably" prevented from working and so cannot claim that the employer is under an implied duty to pay wages (assuming there is no contrary express term


Government plans for employment law changes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

BIS is consulting until 8 August 2011 on the following proposals


Appeals against dismissal: employer delay may lead to extension of tribunal claim deadline
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

Some employers may be tempted to delay an internal appeal against dismissal until the deadline for a tribunal unfair dismissal claim has expired, in the hope that this may prevent the employee litigating


New resources
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

Revised CIPDTUC guide on Managing Age reflecting the removal of the default retirement age and other changes


Completion of Remuneration Policy Statement final reminder!
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2011

If you are a Tier 2, 3 or 4 firm, there is now less than one month to go to complete your Remuneration Policy Statement as required by the FSA Remuneration Code


Quoted companies to be required to report on 'diversity in the board and beyond'
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2012

The government, through the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), published last week draft regulations which will require all large and medium sized companies to produce a new 'Strategic Review' as part of their annual report, similar to the current Business Review but with some significant changes


Round-up of employment law developments in July 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2012

Statutory holiday: employees unable to take holiday due to sick leave can carry it over into a new year without express request


Supreme Court determines that members of limited liability partnerships are workers and therefore able to bring whistleblowing claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 21 2014

The Supreme Court has today handed down its much anticipated decision in Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof. In overturning the Court