Whilst 2017 was anticipated to be a fairly static year for UK employment law, that did not in fact prove to be the case, and there were various notable developments. To a large degree, 2018 is likely to be defined by the ongoing Brexit negotiations and the passage of the EU Withdrawal Bill, which will,

Departing employees can represent a significant threat to UK business.  This is particularly so in the case of senior managers and employees who have access to confidential information or who exert influence over key relationships with actual or prospective customers, suppliers or key members of staff.

Many employers seek to manage this threat by obtaining

by Sharon Tan and Paul McGrath

The UK Supreme Court has provided guidance about two issues of importance for employers wishing to dismiss a UK employee: 

What happens when an employer dismisses an employee in a manner that breaches the terms of the employee’s employment contract?  Is the employment relationship immediately brought to an end