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TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION: One size doesn’t fit all

06 March 2015  

The latest decision on employing workers who live overseas shows that there are no easy answers to whether they can bring a claim in the UK employment tribunal, warns Kevin McCavish

Technological advances are leading to the increased globalisation of workforces. Only ten years ago, an employee who wished to emigrate would hand in their notice, have a leaving party and, perhaps, keep in touch with old work colleagues through e-mail. More recently, there has been a trend for such employees to continue working for their UK employer while living abroad. Many of us can see the attraction of working this way, both for employers who retain key skills and experience and for employees who want to experience a new lifestyle.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Creditsights v Dhunna [2014] EWCA Civ 1238

    Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (No 2) [2011] UKSC 36

    Lodge v Dignity & Choice In Dying & anor [2014] UKEAT 0252

    Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd [2012] UKSC 1

    Serco Ltd v Lawson [2006] UKHL 3