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Equal pay: claims permitted using comparator at different worksite
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 5 2010

Employees working at different locations may be treated as employed "at the same establishment" and therefore permitted comparators for equal pay claims


Round-up of UK employment law developments in November 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 11 2012

UK law may need to be amended to protect employees from dismissal because of their political beliefs or affiliation


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


UK: discrimination jurisdiction where British national works overseas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

The EAT has ruled for a second time that the principle that UK laws which are derived from EU law (such as discrimination law) must be construed as


UK: new legislative proposals: zero hours, minimum wage, statutory benefits
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

BIS has published a consultation on zero hours contracts, ending on 13 March 2014. The consultation discusses possible approaches to concerns over


UK: agency workers: meaning of “temporary”
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

Workers supplied by an agency on an open-ended basis, rather than for a fixed term, are not covered by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 as these


UK: women on boards: Voluntary Code for Executive Search firms March 2014 review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2014

In a review of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms, published on 4 March 2014, Charlotte Sweeney considers whether the Code


UK: new publications new TUPE, informal discrimination questionnaires, breastfeeding
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

Changes to TUPE came into force on 31 January 2014 and are summarised in our blog here. The Government has issued amended guidance on TUPE to reflect


Round-up of employment law developments in May 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2013

It has been reported that the EAT has ruled that the obligation to inform and consult for collective redundancies applies whenever an employer


Maternity: potential change to rights on surrogacy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 9 2013

Two conflicting ECJ Advocate General opinions have been given on the issue of whether an intended mother who has a baby via surrogacy should be