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UK: termination employees can be held to notice period and need not be paid if they refuse to work
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that, if an employee leaves without giving contractual notice (save in constructive dismissal


UK: Tribunal breach of contract claims set-off defence available to employer as alternative to counterclaim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

The EAT has confirmed that an employer facing a breach of contract claim in the tribunal may be able to recover sums owed to it by the employee (eg


UK: new publications employment status review, industrial disputes report, and guidance on BYOD, tax-free childcare and surveillance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

BIS has launched an employment review intended to "help clarify and potentially strengthen the employment status of up to a million British workers"


UK: redundancy: preferential treatment required for employee on maternity leave where roles restructured
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2014

Where an employer decides to replace two roles, one of which is currently held by an employee on maternity (or other family-related) leave, with a


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: 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: review of tribunal fees; prohibition on enforced subject access requests for criminal records; FCAPRA whistleblowing proposals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Business Secretary is reported to have launched a review of employment tribunal fees in light of inaction from the Ministry of Justice (see here


UK: unfair dismissal: in depth investigation of employee’s explanations for misconduct will not always be necessary
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the requirement that an employer carry out a reasonable investigation into allegations of misconduct (in order for


UK: new resources
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. It has also updated its shared parental leave