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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


UK: Employment Update - August/September 2019

1 August 2019

The summer holidays have begun so once again the Government has cleared its desk and published various consultation papers and responses to earlier consultations; it has excelled itself this year with the sheer volume. This Briefing examines the hints, commitments and consultations on declaring criminal convictions, employer transparency about flexible working practices and family leave policies, the use of confidentiality clauses, and redundancy protection for pregnant women. In addition, we consider covert recordings by employees and whether this is gross misconduct justifying summary dismissal as well as the implications of the Supreme Court's decision on whether and when the offending parts of restrictive covenants can be deleted by the courts.

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