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Trade secrets: will the trade secrets directive deliver a unified approach across the EU?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed the terms of a Trade Secrets Directive that aims to harmonise the definition and protection of


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


UK: Disability discrimination: cases highlight recruitment risks for employers in relation to references and interview
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2015

Where a prospective employer receives an unsatisfactory reference about an applicant's suitability for a role, in circumstances where they have been


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


UK: termination: dismissal for tweets from private account may be fair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

It may be fair to dismiss an employee for posting offensive tweets on a personal Twitter account in the employee's own time, depending on the facts


Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se


UK: discrimination: victimisation claim by individual ‘associated’ with those who have done a protected act
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 8 2015

Employers should ensure managers do not treat individuals less favourably because allegations of discrimination have been made, whether by the


UK: European Court of Justice ruling on working time creates headache for employers of peripatetic workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 20 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that, for peripatetic employees with no fixed or habitual workplace, time spent travelling from home to the


Round-up of employment law developments in November 2011
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2011

Employment law reforms: April 2012 government plans confirmed, new proposals and calls for evidence


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