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12-month post-termination non-solicitation clause too long to be enforceable
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2010

In Associated Foreign Exchange Ltd v International Foreign Exchange (UK) Ltd and Another the High Court held that there was insufficient evidence that a restriction of 12 months went no further than was reasonably necessary to protect an employer's legitimate business interests


Written notice of termination cannot be retracted easily
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

Where an employer gives an employee clear notice of termination it cannot then be retracted on the basis that it was premature or a mistake


Changes to statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption pay for 2012
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

On 9 April 2012, Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Additional Paternity, Adoption Pay and Maternity Allowance will increase from £128.73 to £135.45 per week


Compulsory retirement at 65 can be proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2010

In Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, Mr Seldon was a partner in a law firm and was compulsorily retired on 31 December 2006, the end of the year in which he reached 65


Guidance on fairness in job references
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

Employers have a duty of care when providing a reference for a former employee


Bringing disciplinary proceedings did not breach duty of care
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In Coventry University v Mian, the Court of Appeal has held that an employer did not breach its duty of care to an employee by bringing disciplinary


Broker fails to break employment contract
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers is the tale of a broker who gambled in his decision to leave his employer for a competitor. He rolled the dice


Reasonable adjustments for sickness caused by disability
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In the case of General Dynamics v Carranza the EAT held that an Employment Tribunal deciding reasonable adjustments has to identify the “step” for


Time off for dependants: failure to contact employer as soon as reasonably practicable (EAT)
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In Ellis v Ratcliff Palfinger Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an employee had been automatically unfairly dismissed for taking


Family-friendly rights: further draft regulations and new Acas guide published
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

The Government has published new draft regulations relating to family-friendly rights, and ACAS has published a guide for navigating the new right to