Fieldfisher has been ordered to pay damages and costs totalling €28,454 (£20,000) after a Paris employment tribunal found it had unfairly dismissed a secretary from its office in the French capital.
Baker & McKenzie has launched a South African employment practice with the hire of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s director of employment, Johan Botes.
Pearson is gearing up to appoint up to five firms to its new labour and employment panel, as it looks to finalise its first UK legal roster by the end of the year.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, DLA Piper’s former South African ally, has added six new partners in its finance and employment teams including three banking directors from Norton Rose Fulbright.
US employment giant Littler Mendelson has acquired German employment boutique Vangard as its first foothold in Europe.
Dentons has opened its first office in Italy with the hire of 21 lawyers, eight of whom have joined from DLA Piper.
Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.
Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.
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