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Trade secrets: will the trade secrets directive deliver a unified approach across the EU?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed the terms of a Trade Secrets Directive that aims to harmonise the definition and protection of


UK: Disability discrimination: cases highlight recruitment risks for employers in relation to references and interview
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2015

Where a prospective employer receives an unsatisfactory reference about an applicant's suitability for a role, in circumstances where they have been


Disability discrimination: duty to make reasonable adjustments to attendance management policy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2015

Employers should take particular care when applying an attendance management policy to disabled employees. Overruling previous EAT authority (see our


Round-up of UK employment law developments in NovemberDecember 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

Employers should take particular care when applying an attendance management policy to disabled employees. Overruling previous


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