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UK: new publications: EHRC pregnancymaternity research and toolkit, Acas equality guides
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published new research on the prevalence of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, alongside a practical


UK: trade unions: draft bill and consultations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The Trade Union Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech has now been published, revealing further details of the Government’s proposals. In addition to


UK: summer consultations: minimum wage, posted workers, apprenticeships, tribunal fees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The Low Pay Commission is consulting until 25 September seeking views on the Government’s proposed changes to the national minimum wage and the


UK: indirect discrimination: those who suffer alongside a disadvantaged group may bring claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The ECJ has ruled that the EU concept of indirect discrimination permits claims to be brought by individuals who are not actually part of the


UK: discrimination arising from disability: ‘unfavourable treatment’ test does not require comparison
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The EAT has overturned a tribunal ruling that it was unlawful disability-related discrimination for an ill health early retirement pension to be based


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


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: tribunal confirms that UK regulations can be read as requiring commission to be reflected in statutory holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2015

Readers will be familiar with recent EU and UK caselaw ruling that the UK Working Time Regulations fail to properly implement EU law, which


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