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UK: Discrimination - Supreme Court asked to consider ambit of associative discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has ruled that it was direct associative discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for a bakery to


UK: Breastfeeding at work - employers may need to adjust employee hours
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Employers should ensure that employees who are breastfeeding are able to express milk at work sufficiently regularly to avoid medical problems (in


UK: Disability discrimination: cases highlight recruitment risks for employers in relation to references and interview
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2015

Where a prospective employer receives an unsatisfactory reference about an applicant's suitability for a role, in circumstances where they have been


UK: higher standard of investigation may be required where contractual discretion to decide facts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Where an employer had a contractual discretion to decide whether an employee had committed suicide (and therefore whether his widow would receive


UK: non-discriminatory decision lawful despite being based on ‘tainted information’
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2015

Where a decision to dismiss is based on 'tainted information' (supplied to the decision-maker with discriminatory intent), but the decision-maker has


Holiday pay: Northern Irish ruling that employers may need to include voluntary overtime pay in calculation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

In Patterson v Castlereagh BC the Northern Irish Court of Appeal has given its view that, in principle, voluntary overtime pay may need to be


UK: Fit for Work: employer guidance recommends review of sickness policies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2015

The DWP has published guidance notes on the new Fit for Work scheme being phased in over 2015, recommending that employers update their sickness


UK: unfair dismissal: dismissal for attending work smelling of alcohol was unfair given failure to follow policies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers seeking to dismiss for misconduct should consider carefully whether the behaviour properly falls within the category of gross misconduct


UK: indirect discrimination: claimants must show why disadvantage arises for protected group
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers will welcome a Court of Appeal ruling that it is not enough for claimants seeking to establish indirect discrimination to produce


UK: religious discrimination: dismissal of nursery worker for discussing religious views on homosexuality was unlawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

Employers may have a legitimate aim in wishing to prohibit discussion of religious views on homosexuality in the workplace, but should ensure the