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Employee documents created using employer's IT systems may not be privileged against the employer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings plc highlights the potential benefits for employers of a clear and comprehensive IT policy, referred to in the


Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on meaning of 'public interest'
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Employers should not assume that the disclosure of an alleged breach of employment contract will necessarily be outside the scope of whistleblowing


Restrictive covenants: non-competes should not prevent minority shareholdings; non-solicits should usually only apply to individuals with whom the employee dealt
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

Employers should check that their template restrictive covenants prohibiting being directly or indirectly engaged or 'concerned' or 'interested in'


Taylor Review recognises benefits of gig economy but calls for additional employment law rights for “dependent contractors” and tax reform
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 11 2017

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published this morning. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working


Employees overseas: need for caution in using standard employment contracts and territorial scope of collective redundancy obligations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The fact that an employee working overseas is on an employment contract governed by English law is a relevant factor in determining whether he can


UK: discrimination arising from disability: ‘unfavourable treatment’ test does not require comparison
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The EAT has overturned a tribunal ruling that it was unlawful disability-related discrimination for an ill health early retirement pension to be based


Discrimination: employers can be liable for "stigma" compensation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 4 2009

Employers who have dismissed on discriminatory grounds can be liable for the additional loss caused by the stigma of having brought a discrimination claim, even though this results from the unlawful acts of third-party employers


UK: Salary - Supreme Court rules on calculation of daily pay rate
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

Employers should set out in the employment contract how the daily rate of pay of an employee on an annual salary is to be calculated for various


Whistleblowing: an employee can bring a detriment claim against colleagues for their actions in dismissing him
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The EAT in International Petroleum Ltd v Osipov has made clear that an employee can bring a whistleblowing detriment claim against a fellow worker in


Employees can claim constructive dismissal even if employer upholds grievance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2010

An employer who has committed a fundamental breach of an employee's contract cannot prevent the employee claiming constructive dismissal by upholding the employee's grievance about that breach