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UK: Disciplinary policies - employers should review provisions on expiry of warnings
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may wish to review their disciplinary and capability policies, in particular whether and when warnings are stated to expire and in what


UK: Jurisdiction - claims for EU-derived rights may only be brought in the UK if working within the EU
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

In Wittenberg v Sunset Personnel Services the EAT has reiterated its view, originally given in Hasan v Shell International (see our blog post), that


UK: Discipline - gross negligence can be gross misconduct justifying dismissal without notice in some circumstances
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may be entitled to summarily dismiss an employee for a grossly negligent failure to act, for example where the employee is senior and fails


UK: Legislative developments - tribunal fees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The


UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York


UK: Relocation on redundancy - mobility clause dismissal will be unfair if clause is too wide or operated unreasonably
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The recent case of Kellogg Brown & Root v Fitton and Ewer serves as a reminder to employers relocating jobs on a redundancy: if they choose to


Round-up of UK employment law developments in OctoberNovember 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Our next round-up will be in 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers the very best for the Festive Season and the coming


UK: Consultation on reform to employment tribunals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Ministry of Justice have jointly launched a consultation on reforming the


UK: Working time - employers must ensure that workers can take rest breaks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Employers should review their working arrangements to ensure they allow workers to take their statutory rest breaks. Rejecting earlier conflicting


UK: Unfair dismissal - broad investigation may be required where credibility of serious allegations at issue
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Where an employer is contemplating dismissal for gross misconduct on the basis of disputed and uncorroborated evidence, fairness may require it to