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UK: ‘Gig economy’ employers - business model under threat from litigation and legislative review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Companies engaged in the 'gig economy' should be alive to the threat recent employment law developments could pose to their business model. Where the


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: Redundancy - suspending employee during consultation could be unfair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

Employers should consider carefully whether it is necessary to suspend an employee at risk of redundancy and prohibit contact with colleagues or


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: 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


UK: termination: scope of “without prejudice” protection
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

The EAT has confirmed that there is clearly a "potential dispute" giving rise to "without prejudice" protection where an employer has announced an


Discrimination compensation: only financial loss arising from termination is taxable
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2010

Compensation for discrimination (other than for financial loss arising from termination) is tax-free, even where it is considerably more than a tribunal would award for injury to feelings


UK: statutory holiday: recalculation of entitlement to reflect change to hours need not be retrospective
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

The ECJ has confirmed that, when a worker increases their hours during the leave year, the statutory leave entitlement going forward must be


Post-employment comment: duty to take reasonable care may extend beyond formal references
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2011

Employers should warn staff of the danger of making inaccurate statements about an ex-employee


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