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UK: termination: scope of “without prejudice” protection
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

The EAT has confirmed that there is clearly a "potential dispute" giving rise to "without prejudice" protection where an employer has announced an


Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2014

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order an employer who has breached equal pay law to carry out an equal pay audit and publish the audit on


UK: EU legislation update: board diversity and pregnant workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 17 2014

The President of the Council of Ministers has issued a Progress Report confirming that there is not yet consensus on passing the EU Gender Directive


UK: Resignation without notice: deduction from pay lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2014

The EAT has ruled that it was not an unenforceable penalty for a contract to include a clause deducting a payment equal to the salary for the period


UK: ECJ opinion that obesity is not a disability, but severely obese employees may be disabled
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 22 2014

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the


UK: shared parental leave further regulations and guidance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

BIS has published further sets of draft regulations connected with the new SPL regime, available here. These extend the regime to parents fostering


UK: state and diplomatic immunity: Court of Appeal rules on employment claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered


UK: new HSF resources
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Litigation blog post on a Court of Appeal ruling refusing to set aside a settlement agreement on the basis of new evidence indicating that the


UK: holiday: employer appeals tribunal ruling that commission must be reflected in statutory holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

As expected, the employment tribunal in Lock v British Gas Trading has confirmed that words can be written into the Working Time Regulations to


UK: termination: dismissal for tweets from private account may be fair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

It may be fair to dismiss an employee for posting offensive tweets on a personal Twitter account in the employee's own time, depending on the facts