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Call for greater protection against pregnancy discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2016

The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report recommending a substantial reduction in the fee for women taking pregnancy-related


Consultation on caste discrimination announced
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2016

The government has announced that there will be a public consultation lasting twelve weeks on 'the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010', and in


Consultation on draft legislation reforming taxation of termination payments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2016

HMRC has published its response to its 2015 consultation on simplifying the taxation of termination payments, together with draft legislation for


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of


UK: Statutory holiday - rights during garden leaveother leave and pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The ECJ has ruled that workers placed on garden leave are not entitled under EU law to pay in lieu of unused holiday they could have taken during the


UK: Protected settlement discussions - first EAT ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

From July 2013 evidence of pre-termination negotiations has been inadmissible in ordinary unfair dismissal claims (see here for further details). This


Limits to HR role in disciplinary investigations confirmed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Following the decision in Ramphal, a further EAT ruling has reiterated the importance of confining HR's role in disciplinary proceedings to one of


Employers could face whistleblowing liability despite decision-maker’s ignorance of protected disclosure, and for claims from agency workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The EAT has confirmed that the reason for a dismissal can be the employee's whistleblowing, even where the decision-maker is unaware of this, if


UK: Disability duty to make reasonable adjustments - employers may need to consider pay protection when moving employees to different roles
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Where an employee is unable to continue in their original role due to disability, it may be a reasonable adjustment both to move them to a new role


Gender pay gap reporting: regulations delayed, first data snapshot likely to be brought forward
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

The Government Equality Office has confirmed that the final gender pay reporting regulations (discussed here) are unlikely to be brought into force