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Confidentiality of pre-termination negotiations in force from 29 July 2013
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2013

The new rules governing evidence of "pre-termination negotiations" in Tribunal proceedings are to come into force on 29 July (the same date that


The Woolworths case - watch out if....You are making redundancies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2013

As the duty to consult collectively may be triggered, even if you are making less than 20 employees redundant at any one location. A few weeks ago


Non-transparent and misleading consultation exercise breached trust and confidence
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 17 2014

The High Court in IBM (UK) Holdings Ltd v Dalgleish has ruled that IBM breached the implied duty of trust and confidence that exists between employers


Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code


Ban on wearing cross is not discriminatory
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2010

In a case which has received a great deal of press attention, the Court of Appeal has upheld previous Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions that British Airways' requirement that an employee remove or conceal a cross she wore on a necklace was not indirect religious discrimination


Age discrimination and redundancy
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • June 14 2010

Earlier this year the German Federal Employment Court ruled on the issue of age discrimination in respect of redundancies (Case 6 AZR 91108


Breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure may lead to damages
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 18 2010

A claim for damages resulting from breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure can succeed, the Court of Appeal has held in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2010


When is depression a disability? EAT guidance on how to approach the issue
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2010

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimated that 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety at an annual cost to UK employers of more than £28 billion


Whistleblowing: disclosure made in previous employment can result in claim against current employer
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 21 2010

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') has ruled in BP v Elstone 2010 UKEAT014109DM that a worker can bring a whistleblowing claim against his current employer in respect of its response to a protected disclosure he made whilst working for a different previous employer


Employee’s suicide highlights employers’ psycho-social responsibilities
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • April 30 2010

The suicide of a France Telecom employee in August 2009 has resulted in the criminal prosecution for accidental manslaughter by the Besancon Prosecutor's Office of both the employer and the individual manager of the area where the employee worked