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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Court of Appeal restricts the judicial approach to post-termination covenants

A previous blog post, ‘Courts take an employer friendly approach to restrictive covenants’ (19 July 2014), addressed the liberal and employer-friendly attitude the High Court had taken in Prophet plc v Huggett [2014] EWHC 615 (Ch) to redrafting a restrictive … Continue reading

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Should illegal immigrants have the same employment rights as you?

The Supreme Court had to consider whether an immigrant working under an illegal employment contract could enforce their employment rights in the case of Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47. Briefly, this case concerned a young woman who had been … Continue reading

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Obesity and Disability Discrimination – Putting a heavy burden on Employers

All employers have a legal obligation to accommodate their employees’ disabilities in the workplace. Disability discrimination, unlike discrimination related to characteristics such as gender or race, places a positive duty on employers to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for an employee’s disability … Continue reading

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