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British employment law rights extended to employees based outside of Great Britain
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 20 2011

The English Court of Appeal has held that Hong-Kong based cabin crew who served on flights between Hong Kong and London can bring age and race discrimination claims in England under English law (British Airways plc v Eliza Mak (2010


Holiday rights: claim for previous years defeated by payment for holiday accrued in termination year
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

Employers can defeat unlawful deduction claims for prior years' untaken holiday entitlement by making a payment in lieu of holiday entitlement in the year of termination, according to a first instance tribunal decision


Employees abroad: extension to unfair dismissal and discrimination rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

Recent cases have extended the availability of British employment law rights to employees working overseas


Legislation: equality bill, new minimum wage rates, EU Parental Leave and Working Time Directives
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2010

The Equality Bill has now been passed by the House of Lords with a few amendments to be considered by the Commons on 6 April 2010


Top 10 employment law cases 2009
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2009

Employers can continue to rely on the default retirement age of 65 - for the time being


Disability: employers should consider adjustments before dismissing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2009

The duty to make reasonable adjustments may require an employer to take steps to avoid the dismissal of a disabled employee, such as permit a phased return to work


Disability: more employees protected
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2009

The House of Lords has significantly broadened the definition of disability


Holiday during sick leave: House of Lords ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2009

The House of Lords' decision concerning holiday rights while off sick was covered in our special 12 June e-bulletin


House of Lords ruling on holiday during sick leave
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2009

In January 2009 the European Court of Justice ruled that employees accrue statutory holiday while off sick, but left open several questions as to how this works under UK law


Family-friendly rights; holiday rights during sick leave
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 5 2009

The Government is putting on hold its plans to extend statutory maternity pay to 12 months and allow fathers to take up to 6 months of the mother's leave, according to recent press reports