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The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach.
Equality between men and women was firmly addressed in Spain by a 2007 act on the effective equality between men and women.
The percentage of women on company boards in the Netherlands has increased. However, women are still under-represented in company boards.
Equal opportunities between men and women is a hot topic. Italy is trying to make a step forward, starting in the boardroom.
The proportion of women on supervisory boards of the 160 companies listed in the German stock exchange currently amounts to only 17.4 per cent.
France has adopted a law compelling French companies to aim for a balanced representation of men and women on boards.
The European Parliament has voted to adopt the European Commission’s proposed directive to increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies.
The claimant in Jobcentre Plus v Jamil worked in a job centre some 80 minutes’ travel time from home.
BIS has announced that the extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ service will be ‘available’ from 30 June this year.
PC Keohane’s status as a dual narcotics dog handler was important in that it enhanced her career prospects and gave her an opportunity to earn overtime.
Hogan Lovells has been shortlisted in the Transparency Award category at the Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards 2014.
Hogan Lovells’ ‘Breaking Barriers’ diversity initiative has hosted a series of events across offices in Asia and the Middle East to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The new compensation limits for dismissals taking place on or after 6 April 2014 have been published.
Ever since the Equality Act came in, there has been uncertainty as to whether it covers post-employment victimisation.
Elizabeth Slattery, a partner in Hogan Lovells’ employment team, has commented on a Court of Appeal ruling confirming that post-termination victimisation is unlawful.
The EAT had to decide two main issues: had the claimant made a ‘disclosure’? Did he suffer detriment as a result of that?
The claimant in The Solicitors Regulation Authority v Mitchell had agreed with her employers that she could work from home two days each week to facilitate childcare arrangements.
A section in last year’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act is coming into force for claims started on or after 6 April.
A small fire broke out in a children’s nursery. The claimant was accused of having tried to start the fire and was dismissed for gross misconduct.
Hogan Lovells has advised Kuwait Petroleum International on the Italian Shell acquisition.