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To vape or not to vape – how should employers deal with e-cigarettes in the workplace?

United Kingdom - January 31 2014 We look at the issue of e-cigarettes and how employers should tackle the rise in their use. Specifically we ask whether they should be allowed in the…

Supermarket not vicariously liable for assault on customer by employee

United Kingdom - February 27 2014 In the recent case of Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc [2014] EWCA Civ 116, the Court of Appeal held that an employer will not always be…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.

Holiday pay for the dead - whatever next?

European Union, Germany, United Kingdom - June 20 2014 We look at yet another recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision on holiday pay. This one may seem the strangest yet. When considering what was…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.

Supreme Court grants injunction to stop disciplinary hearing taking place

United Kingdom - January 31 2014 Where a disciplinary procedure forms part of an employee's contract of employment, civil remedies for breach of contract can come into play during…

High Court prevents employer from giving full reference

United Kingdom - August 14 2014 In the recent case of AB v A Chief Constable [2014] EWHC 1965, the High Court considered whether the chief constable of a police force had a duty…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.