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UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

The European Court of Justice has finally handed down its judgment in two cases involving employees dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf at


UK: Termination - for contractual claims, notice of termination takes effect on actual personal receipt (in absence of express provision)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

Employers wanting certainty as to the date of termination for contractual purposes should ensure that the employment contract specifies when notice


UK: Dismissal for long-term sickness - new medical evidence at internal appeal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

Employers should ensure they investigate any evidence that a long-term sick employee may soon be able to return to work before deciding to dismiss


UK: Workplace loans - employers should make repayment terms clear and comprehensive
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

Employers should ensure that agreements providing employees with loans to pay for season tickets, equipment, training courses etc clearly state when


UK: Court of Appeal rules on subject access requests
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

HR practitioners know only too well what an effective weapon a subject access request (SAR) can be in the hands of an aggrieved employee or


UK: Supreme Court refuses to hear statutory holiday pay case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

The Supreme Court yesterday refused British Gas permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling that statutory holiday pay must include results-based


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: 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