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Case law: An unenforceable restriction in an ex-employee’s contract can be ‘severable’ so other restrictions still apply

Employers will welcome a ruling that a restriction in a clause in an ex-employee’s employment contract, stopping her from being ‘interested in’ any competitor business and which was too wide to be enforceable, could be ‘severed’ from the other restrictions in the clause, so those other restrictions remained enforceable against her.Read more

Posted on 29 July 2019 | 3:26 pm

Case law: Northern Ireland ruling throws ‘three-month rule’ in underpaid holiday claims into doubt

Employers in Great Britain (GB) should be alert to the prospect of employees (and their unions) claiming for unpaid holiday pay on grounds that the ‘three-month rule’ should not apply, following a ruling in Northern Ireland (NI), allowing them to claim backdated holiday pay that they would not otherwise be entitled to.Read more

Posted on 29 July 2019 | 3:25 pm

Case law: Employer’s assumption that employee may be disabled in the future can be unlawful ‘perceived disability discrimination’

Employers dealing with an employee who has a potentially progressive impairment which has no substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities, should ensure they do not discriminate against them by assuming the impairment is likely to develop in the future so that it does have such an effect, as this may amount to disability discrimination by perception.Read more

Posted on 29 July 2019 | 3:24 pm