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12-month post-termination non-solicitation clause too long to be enforceable
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2010

In Associated Foreign Exchange Ltd v International Foreign Exchange (UK) Ltd and Another the High Court held that there was insufficient evidence that a restriction of 12 months went no further than was reasonably necessary to protect an employer's legitimate business interests


TUPE consultation requirements clarified
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2010

Most employers will be aware that they are obliged to consult with employees where redundancy or TUPE transfers are contemplated


Whistleblowing and vicarious liability
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

In the recent case of NHS Manchester v Fecitt & Others, the court decided that employers are not to be accountable where their employees victimise their whistleblowing colleagues


Unfair dismissal: knowledge of employee was not imputed to employer
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2011

Mr Orr, who was of Jamaican origin, was subject to disciplinary proceedings for two incidents


Right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in G v X School, confirming that Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights requires that an employee should be allowed legal representation at a disciplinaryappeal meeting in circumstances where his profession is threatened


Written notice of termination cannot be retracted easily
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

Where an employer gives an employee clear notice of termination it cannot then be retracted on the basis that it was premature or a mistake


Family-friendly rights: further draft regulations and new Acas guide published
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

The Government has published new draft regulations relating to family-friendly rights, and ACAS has published a guide for navigating the new right to


Reasonable adjustments for sickness caused by disability
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In the case of General Dynamics v Carranza the EAT held that an Employment Tribunal deciding reasonable adjustments has to identify the “step” for


Time off for dependants: failure to contact employer as soon as reasonably practicable (EAT)
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In Ellis v Ratcliff Palfinger Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an employee had been automatically unfairly dismissed for taking


Tribunal claim rejected for non-compliance with early conciliation rules
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In Thomas v Nationwide Building Society an employment judge has rejected a claim for failure to comply with the early conciliation procedure. However