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Update to flexible working
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2014

From 30 June, the right to make a statutory flexible working request has been extended to all employees. The right was previously only available to


When is it fair to dismiss on grounds of ill-health?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2014

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, 'capability' is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal. However, an employer must show that it was


The UK's "Whistleblowing Commission" recommends changes
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2014

The whistleblowing interest group Public Concern at Work (PCaW) last year set up an Independent Commission to review all aspects of whistleblowing


Regulations only apply to ‘temporary’ workers
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2014

In Moran and others v Ideal Cleaning Services and Celanese Acetate, the EAT considered the case of several claimants who were employed by the first


Right to be accompanied
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2014

In Roberts v GB Oils, the EAT considered the case of an employee who made a request to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing by a trade union


A reasoned discussion of the 'range of reasonable responses'
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2014

In HCL Safety Ltd v Flaherty, Flaherty was dismissed by his employer for misconduct after working on a roof without a safety harness, despite


Court of Appeal upholds finding of breach of confidence in relation to racing car designs
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2013

The CA (Lewison LJ giving the lead judgment) dismissed Force India's appeal from the judgment of Arnold J (2012 EWHC 616 (Ch), reported in CIPA


Balancing employer’s duties with employee’s rights
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In AB v A Chief Constable, the High Court considered a case where, when giving a reference, the police force in question ('the old employer') had


Pay deduction for failure to work notice period was enforceable
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In Yizhen Li v First Marine Solutions, the EAT considered whether a clause in an employment contract allowing the employer to deduct a month's salary


No failure to make adjustments ‘by association’
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal considered an employee who was not herself disabled, but who had a daughter with Down's