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Ius Laboris
The European Court of Justice has ruled on whether the Part-Time Work Directive should be interpreted as precluding a national provision setting the maximum duration...
Ireland
Ronan Daly Jermyn
We have an employee who was absent from work due to a shoulder injury. They have been certified by their GP as being fit to return to work to do lighter duties.
Walkers
RTE has been ordered to pay €100,000 (the equivalent of one year's salary) to a former employee as compensation for age discrimination.
Netherlands
Ius Laboris
The New Year started with a bang: the entry into force of a few important changes in Dutch employment law.
UK
Gowling WLG
Menopause and other non-visible conditions can be difficult for employees and employers to deal with in the workplace.
Mayer Brown
The Supreme Court has this week declined to hear the appeal in what had been the highly anticipated case of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police.
Dentons
On 18 February 2020, the Council of Ministers approved the Royal Decree Law 4/2020 (hereinafter, "Royal Decree Law 4/2020"), of 18 February, (which has entered into force last 19 February 2020).
Withers LLP
We have long become used to employers offering flexible benefit schemes where employees can choose from a range of benefits to best suit their circumstances.
Dentons
In the recent case of Tesco Stores Ltd v Tennant the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that, in order to bring a successful disability discrimination claim,...
Wrigleys Solicitors
Judge finds views were incompatible with human decency and conflicted with the fundamental rights of others.
Hewitsons LLP
In Casamitjama v League Against Cruel Sports ("LACS") an Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled at a preliminary hearing that ethical veganism...
Littler Mendelson
At the end of 2019, courts in the UK decided that ethical veganism is a protected philosophical belief under discrimination legislation.
Littler Mendelson
In 2019, the scope of "protected beliefs" hit headlines as a tribunal found that "ethical veganism" — a form of veganism that involves avoiding all forms of animal exploitation and harm...
Ius Laboris
The UK Equality and Human Rights Commission has published substantial new guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work, ...
Hogan Lovells
A physical or mental condition only amounts to a disability under the Equality Act...
Gowling WLG
What is on your HR agenda for the year? After three years of relatively few employment law legislative changes, 2020 sees a return to the pre-Referendum level high number of legislative changes employers
Wrigleys Solicitors
Dismissal and breach of right to privacy were justified by potential risk to employer's reputation as statutory safeguarding partner.
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Changes to statutory rates and employment related legislation are coming into effect from 6 April 2020.
Ukraine
DLA Piper
On 2 February 2020, the Law of Ukraine "On amendments to the Labour Code of Ukraine" No. 378-IX (the Law) became effective.
Ius Laboris
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