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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


UK: collective redundancy consultation: resignation in response to pay cut counts towards consultation threshold
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

In applying the threshold for collective redundancy consultation obligations of 20 proposed dismissals, all dismissals which are for a reason


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


UK: unfair dismissal: employer contribution to ill-health relevant to when it will be fair to dismiss
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

Two recent cases illustrate the need for employers to take into account their own contribution to an employee's ill-health when determining whether


UK: whistleblowing: disclosure concerning alleged breach of four employees’ contracts may satisfy “public interest” test
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

An Employment Tribunal was wrong to strike out a whistleblowing unfair dismissal claim on the basis that a disclosure concerning alleged breaches of


UK: discrimination: corporate bodies can bring direct discrimination claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

The EAT has ruled that a limited company can bring a complaint of direct discrimination. In EAD Solicitors LLP v Abrams, Mr Abrams set up a limited


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: discrimination arising from disability: disability need not be the main cause of unfavourable treatment if it is part of the cause or has a significant influence
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 8 2015

A claim for "discrimination arising from disability" can be made where an employee is treated unfavourably because of something arising in


UK: ECJ rules that travel to and from home may count as working time for peripatetic workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2015

The ECJ has followed the Advocate-General’s opinion in Federacion de Servicios Privados v Tyco Integrated Security (reported in our blog here) that


UK: HR advice on disciplinary matters should be limited
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2015

HR should ensure that, when advising managers investigating or deciding on disciplinary matters, their advice is limited to matters of law and