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Round-up of UK employment law developments in FebruaryMarch 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2016

The Government has published draft regulations providing for mandatory gender pay reporting; consultation ended on 11 March 2016 and a revised final


UK: EAT rejects appeal on inclusion of commission in holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 23 2016

The EAT gave its judgment on the appeal in Lock v British Gas Trading yesterday. It upheld the tribunal's ruling that words can be written into the


UK: Bonus decisions: Wednesbury unreasonableness test is relevant
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

Last year's Supreme Court ruling (see here) that employers may be required to consider all relevant factors and discount irrelevant ones (the public


UK: proposals for reform to tribunal and court process
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

The way in which employment claims are processed is likely to be the subject of some upheaval in the coming years. An interim report on the Civil


UK: Voluntary redundancy: excluding employee eligible for early retirement is prima facie age discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

The EAT has confirmed that excluding an employee who is eligible for early retirement from voluntary redundancy, due to the higher severance costs


UK: Tax on termination payments: injury to feelings payments are taxable
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

The Upper Tribunal has ruled that a payment in respect of injury to feelings due to a discriminatory dismissal is taxable in the same way as other


UK: Race discrimination: care needed over instructions on language to be used in the workplace
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

The recent EAT ruling in Kelly v Covance Laboratories serves as a reminder of the discrimination risks inherent in prohibiting employees from


UK: Disability: EAT confirms “normal day-to-day activities” includes general work-related activities
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

Employers should bear in mind that, for the purposes of determining what amounts to a protected disability, "normal day-to-day activities" will be


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


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