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UK: Unfair dismissal: “taking a sickie” is gross misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

An employer can fairly dismiss for gross misconduct where it has a genuine and reasonable belief (after reasonable investigation) that an employee


UK: Staff handbooks: absence management procedure trigger was apt for incorporation; need to retain historic versions of electronic handbooks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

Employers may wish to review their staff handbooks and, in particular, what is included in any section expressly stated to be contractual to the


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


UK: Early conciliation: EAT rulings establish flexible approach to compliance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

A number of recent EAT rulings suggest that technical arguments over compliance with the early conciliation rules for tribunal claims may be given


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: 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


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