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UK: Statutory holiday - rights during garden leaveother leave and pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The ECJ has ruled that workers placed on garden leave are not entitled under EU law to pay in lieu of unused holiday they could have taken during the


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of


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


Holiday pay: Northern Irish ruling that employers may need to include voluntary overtime pay in calculation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

In Patterson v Castlereagh BC the Northern Irish Court of Appeal has given its view that, in principle, voluntary overtime pay may need to be


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


Disability discrimination: relocation can be reasonable adjustment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2010

An employer may lawfully refuse to make adjustments to accommodate a disabled employee at their existing workplace if the adjustments can best be achieved at another workplace which is nearby, at least if the employee is subject to a mobility clause and has worked at a number of locations


Round-up of UK employment law developments in NovemberDecember 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

Employers should take particular care when applying an attendance management policy to disabled employees. Overruling previous


Disability discrimination: duty to make reasonable adjustments to attendance management policy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2015

Employers should take particular care when applying an attendance management policy to disabled employees. Overruling previous EAT authority (see our


UK: Discipline: raising non-urgent or trivial concerns while an employee is on stress-related sick leave may amount to constructive dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

Employers should consider carefully whether it is necessary to raise disciplinary concerns with an employee while they are absent on stress-related


UK: evidence at employment tribunals: covert recordings admissible
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2014

Employers should ensure managers holding or attending disciplinary or grievance hearings with an employee are aware of the risk of making