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Employers should cover e-cigarettes in their no-smoking policies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2015

In one of the first cases concerning the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace, an Employment Tribunal has found in Insley v Accent Catering that a

Enforced subject access to become a criminal offence from 10 March 2015
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2015

From 10 March 2015, section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 will prevent employers from requiring potential or existing employees, or people

Increase in compensation limits from 6 April 2014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2014

The Government has announced new limits on certain Employment Tribunal awards coming into effect on 6 April 2014. The two key changes to be aware of

Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 17 2014

The Advocate General in Kaltoft v Billund Kommune has advised that obesity may amount to a disability for discrimination purposes. However, his

Watch out if you have an employee who has raised multiple discrimination grievances
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2013

Most employers will have had at least one employee who is convinced he is being discriminated against and brings grievance after grievance, regarding

To what extent are employees entitled to manifest their religious beliefs in the workplace?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, USA
  • January 17 2013

On January 15, 2013 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) gave its ruling in Eweida & Ors v the United Kingdom. As was widely reported in the

Watch out if ... You are changing terms and conditions after a TUPE transfer
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 14 2014

This month, the Court of Appeal in Hazel & anor v The Manchester College has once again highlighted the risks involved in changing terms and

UK Employment Tribunal reform - implications for employers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2012

There are changes afoot!

Watch out if. On a TUPE transfer you acquire employees who are covered by a collective agreement
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 27 2013

You may find that you are bound by terms agreed by other people after you become the employer. In 2002 the London Borough of Lewisham's leisure

Two-year cap on backdated unlawful deductions claims from 1 July 2015
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

The Employment Rights Act 1996 does not currently set a limit on how far backwards employees can go in claims for unlawful deductions from wages