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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


Brexit: Pensions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 16 2017

The EU regulatory framework currently impacts on UK pension schemes in a number of ways


Brexit: Employment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 16 2017

The UK vote to leave the EU will lead to considerable uncertainty in the long term from an employment law perspective, because key areas of


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


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of