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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: disability discrimination: automatic non-payment of bonus to employees with absence warning was unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

Employers should review bonus or other schemes designed to reward good attendance levels, to assess whether any discriminatory affect against


UK: EU legislation update: board diversity and pregnant workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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: 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: 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: unfair dismissal: caution needed when relying on composite reasons for dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2015

Where an employer relies on more than one incident cumulatively to justify dismissal, the tribunal must assess whether dismissal was within the range


UK: jurisdiction: scope for suing non-EU employers in UK extended by recast Brussels Regulation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2015

The recast Brussels Regulation introduced significant changes to the EU rules on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments for proceedings from


UK: statutory holiday pay EAT confirms pay for non-guaranteed overtime must be taken into account
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

"Non-guaranteed" compulsory overtime pay ("non-guaranteed" in that the employer is not obliged to offer overtime, but it is compulsory for the worker


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


UK: termination: need for careful drafting of dismissal letter highlighted
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

Employers should avoid attaching emotive labels when informing employees of the findings of disciplinary panels. The Court of Appeal in