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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: 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


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: 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: 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: 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: Discrimination - Supreme Court asked to consider ambit of associative discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has ruled that it was direct associative discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for a bakery to


UK: employers can redeploy permanent employees to vacancies in priority to agency workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2015

Agency worker regulations provide that an agency worker has the right to be informed of any relevant vacancies in the hiring company, so as “to give


Unlawful deduction from wages claim for bonus
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

An employee may be able to bring a deduction of wages claim for non-payment of bonus, even if elements of the bonus appear to be discretionary


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