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NEARY Richard 3x3 JACK Ellie 3x3Although restrictive covenants can be a powerful tool to protect a business's interests they are also a well-known source of contention and, as described in the case of Freshasia Foods Ltd v Jing Lu, are just as problematic now as they were 100 years ago. Richard Neary and Ellie Jack explore the issues arising from this ruling.


MAPLES Charlie 3x3 JOLLIFFE Arron 3 x 3When is a final warning not a final warning? Issuing a final written warning is often an important procedural step to achieve a fair conduct dismissal, however, it is not always clear cut whether a final written warning is sufficient to enable an employer to take the next step to dismissal. Charlie Maples and Arron Jolliffe consider a recent case that looks at this and identify some practical points for employers to take away.


All HR departments will be familiar with the standard language of a suspension letter telling the employee that suspension is a 'neutral act' and 'not a disciplinary sanction'.


Charlie Maples 3x3Welcome to March's In Brief employment law update. 

To help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.


BATES KarenThe UK's largest ever private sector equal pay claim in respect of work of equal value has been given the green light to proceed. The Court of Appeal has upheld the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal's decision that a group of female retail workers in Asda stores can compare themselves with a group of male Asda distribution depot employees. Karen Bates explores the decision.


INGLE Nathalie 3x3Welcome to February's In Brief employment law update. 

To help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.


BATES Karen 3x3 INGLE Nathalie 3x3 With 29 March 2019 rapidly approaching, and without any significant developments as regards the Withdrawal Agreement, the government is now accelerating its plans for a no-deal Brexit. Karen Bates and Nathalie Ingles look at the potential impact of no deal on the status of EU citizens.


INGLE Nathalie 3x3 In a world in which the gig economy is becoming ever more prevalent and is also increasingly in the spotlight, Hermes, a leading consumer delivery company, has taken an unprecedented step in offering its self-employed couriers "enhanced benefits".  Nathalie Ingles takes a closer look.


There is likely to be a lot going on in employment law over the next year, with some headline hitting issues, along with some developments that may fall under the radar. Catherine Turpin, Solicitor, summarises the key developments to look out for over the next year.


cm22018 was the year in which the #metoo movement really started to impact on the workplace, with a number of high-profile sexual harassment claims successfully brought by employees against major UK and international businesses. The general consensus appears to be that sexual harassment in the workplace is not new or more pervasive now than it was before, but the #metoo movement has emboldened victims to come forward with complaints of inappropriate behaviour. Charlie Maples, senior associate in our employment team provides further insight.


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