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Employer liable to ex-employee for negligent email
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2011

It is well established that employers must be careful about what they say about ex-employees when giving references


Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • March 24 2011

Most employers are aware of the need to tick all the relevant procedural boxes when it comes to taking a decision to dismiss - but how confident are you that your managers apply the same rigorous approach when issuing final written warnings?


To what extent does TUPE constitute a defence to an equal pay claim?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

TUPE and equal pay, possibly the two employment issues that employers dread most!


Do employees have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

Not if they work for a private sector employer


Should employees on long-term sick leave accrue holiday indefinitely?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • European Union
  • July 22 2011

And finally, with the holiday season upon us, it seems only right that we should highlight a recent case working its way through the European Courts which may curtail the holiday that employees can claim to accrue during periods of long-term sick leave


Employer liable for loss of earnings arising from poor reference
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2010

Employers are often nervous about giving references at the best of times, but how do you go about drafting one for an ex-employee who has previously brought a claim against you?


ECJ rules Spanish “breastfeeding” law unjustified
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Spain
  • October 22 2010

In Spain female employees are allowed to take time off work - up to an hour during the day or a half-hour reduction in the working day - to feed a baby under nine months of age


German compulsory retirement age is lawful, says ECJ
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 22 2010

Earlier this month the ECJ gave a welcome boost to employers looking to retain a contractual retirement age when it confirmed that a provision in a collective agreement requiring employees to retire at 65 was lawful


Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair


Justice done or just seen to be done?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2011

This month, a faintly unsettling case about the importance of justice being seen to be done, seemingly regardless of whether it actually is