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UK: Supreme Court rules in the ‘gay cake’ case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2018

In the much-publicised judgment in Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd, the Supreme Court has ruled that it was not unlawful direct discrimination on the


Round-up of UK employment law developments May to June 2018
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2018

Workers may be entitled to whistleblower protection in broader circumstances than employers expect. It is clear that specific facts must be conveyed


UK: Disability - employers acting on wrong assumptions about medical conditions risk perceived disability discrimination claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2018

Employers should take extra care when considering rejecting a job applicant because of a concern that a health condition is likely to deteriorate


UK: Court of Appeal reinstates burden of proof for discrimination claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that the EAT ruling in Efobi v Royal Mail Group (that it is not incumbent on the claimant in a discrimination claim to


UK: Discrimination - burden of proof ruling highlights need for employers to present positive case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2017

In Efobi v Royal Mail the EAT has ruled that it is not incumbent on the claimant in a discrimination claim to prove a prima facie case: it is for the


UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 3 2017

The European Court of Justice has finally handed down its judgment in two cases involving employees dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf at


UK: Legislation - consultations on caste discrimination, electronic balloting and reforming the tribunal system
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

On 28 March the Government Equality Office published its long-awaited consultation on caste discrimination, announced back in September 2016. The


UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York


UK: New publications - marriage and civil partnership discrimination, religion in the workplace
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The following new employment law-related resources have been published...


UK: Discrimination - Supreme Court asked to consider ambit of associative discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2016

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has ruled that it was direct associative discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for a bakery to