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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 7 May 2020

High Court finds in favour of novel duty of care on employers (or quasi-employers) to protect against economic loss by providing an “ethically safe” work environment

In a recent decision, the High Court has awarded a former partner of Ernst & Young (EY) damages exceeding $11 million, broadly equating to past and…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2020

Round-up of UK employment law developments 2020/1

Our updates are also posted on our blog Employment Notes, which offers the opportunity to choose what jurisdictions you want to receive alerts for…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 9 Aug 2019

Round-up of UK employment law developments 2019/4

The Supreme Court in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd has upheld an appeal against the Court of Appeal's strict approach to severance in relation to…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union, Germany, Italy, etc. | 8 Jul 2019

Inside Arbitration: Issue #8 of the publication from Herbert Smith Freehills’ global arbitration practice

In our last issue we took an in-depth look at arbitration in Latin America and we have decided to once again take a regional focus, turning to Europe…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Jul 2019

UK: Supreme Court upholds non-compete covenant, overruling Court of Appeal’s restrictive approach to severance

This morning the Supreme Court has handed down judgment in Tillman v Egon Zehnder, ruling that the ‘blue pencil’ test permitting severance of words…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 18 Apr 2019

Round-up of UK employment law developments 2019/2

The deadline for the second year's gender pay gap reports has now passed, with roughly the same number of employers as last year's total meeting the…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Mar 2019

ADR for employment lawyers: lessons from the Civil Justice Council?

With the abolition of tribunal fees, the number of claims has increased considerably. But greater access to justice is only meaningful if that system…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Feb 2019

UK: ECJ cases raise doubts over the inclusion of regular voluntary overtime in holiday pay calculations and over record-keeping requirements

Comments made in an ECJ judgment on a German working time case have raised doubts as to the correctness of the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal’s rulings…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Feb 2019

UK: Court of Appeal confirms broad approach to permissible equal pay comparators and procedural requirements

The Court of Appeal has given two rulings in the long-running equal value claim against Asda, in both cases ruling on preliminary points in favour of…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Jan 2019

UK: proposals to extend redundancy protection for employees who are pregnant or returning from maternity leave

The Government has published a consultation until 5 April 2019 on proposals to extend the current period of protection for women on maternity leave…
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