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Six to twelve months non-compete clause "not excessive" for broking industry
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2017

The High Court has held that a post-termination clause restricting a junior broker from working for a competitor for six months was valid even if the


Romero Insurance Brokers v Templeton: 12 months' non-solicitation restriction upheld
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

Where an employee is constructively dismissed, the employer will be in repudiatory breach of the employment contract and so will have no right to


I Lab Facilities v Metcalfe: who are ‘affected employees’?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

Under the TUPE regulations, the transferor must consult with 'affected employees' in good time before the transfer takes place. Each individual


Vestergaard v Bestnet: breach of confidence requires knowledge
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

All employees have a legal obligation to keep their employer's confidential information secret. In respect of "trade secrets", this duty continues


Ashurst Rowan Financial Planning v Hall: ‘garden leave’ clause; interaction with restrictive covenant
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

Ashurst Rowan Financial Planning v Hall concerned an employee whose employment contract contained a clause allowing the employer, during his 6 month


No failure to make adjustments ‘by association’
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal considered an employee who was not herself disabled, but who had a daughter with Down's


Failure to implement bespoke rosters for breastfeeding women amounted to indirect sex discrimination
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

EasyJet's failure to accommodate women who were breastfeeding by limiting their shifts to eight hours amounted to indirect sex discrimination


UK: Job advert for a PA specifying bra size? Surely not
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2016

Sadly it’s true. A recruitment agency was widely criticised in the press last month after posting job adverts for “attractive women” and specifying


Termination date: employee must accept employers repudiation in order to terminate contract
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

In the case of Societe Generale v Geys, the Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal decision (which we reported on in May 2011) as to the


Victimisation: was offensive comment a 'protected disclosure' or racist act?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

The recent case of Pasab Ltd ta Jhoots Pharmacy v Woods demonstrates the difficulty of applying discrimination law in practice. At a formal meeting