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UK: Vicarious liability: Supreme Court’s broad application of “close connection” test means employers more likely to be liable for employee misbehaviour
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

Employers could be held vicariously liable for staff misbehaviour in a broader range of situations following the Supreme Court ruling in Mohamud v WM


Round-up of UK employment law developments in September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2014

Employment Tribunals now have the power to order an employer who has breached equal pay law to carry out an equal pay audit and publish the audit on


Round-up of employment law developments in March 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2012

Employers must establish some legitimate reason other than saving costs in order to justify discrimination


Round-up of UK employment law developments in MayJune 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 4 2016

Following the Leave vote on 23 June, employers are faced with a period of considerable uncertainty. The leaving process is put in train by giving a


UK: government acts to limit backdated holiday pay claims with effect from 1 July 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 19 2014

The government has laid regulations before Parliament to impose a two-year limitation on unlawful deductions from wages claims. The regulations come


UK: state and diplomatic immunity: Court of Appeal rules on employment claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that foreign staff employed at embassies in the UK could bring race discrimination and holiday pay claims; it considered


Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2010

An employer who has committed a fundamental breach of an employee's contract cannot prevent the employee claiming constructive dismissal by upholding the employee's grievance about that breach


Round-up of UK employment law developments in March 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • April 11 2014

Employers will need to update their flexible work and family-related leave policies over the next few months, following the Children and Families Act


Round-up of UK employment law developments in April 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2013

Employers may need to distance themselves from discriminatory remarks made by shareholders who are closely connected to or wield influence over the


UK: termination employees can be held to notice period and need not be paid if they refuse to work
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that, if an employee leaves without giving contractual notice (save in constructive dismissal