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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Aug 2012

Round-up of employment law developments in July 2012

Statutory holiday: employees unable to take holiday due to sick leave can carry it over into a new year without express request.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Jul 2012

Round-up of employment law developments in June 2012

The government has tabled an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to provide that an offer made or discussion held with an employee with a view to terminating employment by agreement cannot be taken into account in unfair dismissal proceedings.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 18 May 2012

Board level diversity skirting the issue

Although there are provisions in the Equality Act 2010 which allow employers to take certain steps to encourage female representation on their boards, the legal constraints within these provisions mean that, in practice, achieving this can be problematic.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 1 May 2012

Round-up of employment law developments in April 2012

In Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes the Supreme Court has confirmed that employers need to give careful consideration when seeking to justify mandatory retirement ages.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Apr 2012

Round-up of employment law developments in March 2012

Employers must establish some legitimate reason other than saving costs in order to justify discrimination.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Mar 2012

Round-up of employment law developments in February 2012

Employees who live in Britain and commute to work abroad may have unfair dismissal rights in Britain, particularly if the employment contract is governed by British employment law and the employee has been reassured that he will retain British employment law rights.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Feb 2012

Supreme Court rules on unfair dismissal rights for international commuters

Employees who live in Britain and commute to work abroad may have unfair dismissal rights in Britain, particularly if the employment contract is governed by British employment law and the employee has been reassured that he will retain British employment law rights.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Feb 2012

Round-up of employment law developments

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has informally stated that the planned increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one to two years will only apply to those starting employment on or after 6 April 2012, according to Practical Law Company.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Jan 2012

Round-up of employment law developments in December 2011

This e-bulletin includes short summaries of the following recent developments.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Dec 2011

Round-up of employment law developments in November 2011

Employment law reforms: April 2012 government plans confirmed, new proposals and calls for evidence.

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