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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Oct 2018

UK: Supreme Court rules in the ‘gay cake’ case

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Jul 2018

Round-up of UK employment law developments May to June 2018

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Feb 2018

UK: Disability - employers acting on wrong assumptions about medical conditions risk perceived disability discrimination claims

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 12 Dec 2017

UK: Court of Appeal reinstates burden of proof for discrimination claims

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Oct 2017

UK: Discrimination - burden of proof ruling highlights need for employers to present positive case

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 3 Apr 2017

UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Apr 2017

UK: Legislation - consultations on caste discrimination, electronic balloting and reforming the tribunal system

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Feb 2017

UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Dec 2016

UK: New publications - marriage and civil partnership discrimination, religion in the workplace

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Dec 2016

UK: Discrimination - Supreme Court asked to consider ambit of associative discrimination

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

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