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UK: ECJ opinion that obesity is not a disability, but severely obese employees may be disabled
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 22 2014

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the


UK disciplinary and grievance procedures: changes to ACAS code
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2015

In December 2013 ACAS consulted on changes to its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures to reflect the EAT ruling in Toal v GB


UK: TUPE: SPC despite service being provided to more than one client
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

The EAT has ruled that there can theoretically be a change of service provider covered by TUPE even where the service is provided to more than one


UK: redundancy: preferential treatment required for employee on maternity leave where roles restructured
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2014

Where an employer decides to replace two roles, one of which is currently held by an employee on maternity (or other family-related) leave, with a


UK: changing terms and conditions: need for acceptance and consideration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2014

Employers wishing to change an employee's terms and conditions need to establish both the employee's agreement to the change, and that consideration


UK: TUPE: impact of transfer on time limit for harassment claim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2014

A transferee may face claims for pre-transfer harassment lodged more than three months after the transfer where the perpetrator continues to harass


UK: tribunal rules that failure to enhance pay for shared parental leave is sex discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2017

A tribunal has ruled that an employer's failure to enhance pay for shared parental leave (SPL) to the same level as enhanced maternity pay is direct


UK: termination employees can be held to notice period and need not be paid if they refuse to work
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that, if an employee leaves without giving contractual notice (save in constructive dismissal


UK: Tribunal breach of contract claims set-off defence available to employer as alternative to counterclaim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2014

The EAT has confirmed that an employer facing a breach of contract claim in the tribunal may be able to recover sums owed to it by the employee (eg


UK: discrimination jurisdiction where British national works overseas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

The EAT has ruled for a second time that the principle that UK laws which are derived from EU law (such as discrimination law) must be construed as