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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Apr 2011

British employment law rights extended to employees based outside of Great Britain

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)).


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Oct 2010

Red tape day: Equality Act and minimum wage

Most of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 come into force today, 1 October.


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Feb 2010

Bonuses: no duty to give up contractual bonus due to employer's financial crisis

The High Court has given short shrift to an employer's argument that a senior employee's duty of trust and confidencegood faith or fiduciary duties could oblige him to waive his right to a contractual bonus when the employer suffered massive losses during the banking crisis.

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