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The case of FOA (Kaltoft) v Billund (C-354/13) is the first time the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has considered issues concerning obesity-based discrimination. More specifically, it has looked at whether obesity can be classed as a ‘disability’ under the Equal Treatment Directive.
We reflect on our pick of the 2014 legislative and case law highlights in the employment sphere. And, of course, our 2014 awards…...
Sentencing hike for health and safety, corporate manslaughter or food safety and hygiene offences on the cards
Proposed sentencing guidelines could have a dramatic impact on the level of fines imposed on businesses convicted of health and safety, corporate manslaughter or food safety and hygiene offences.
A judge has found that an employer cannot successfully have a second bite of the cherry by commencing its own adjudication on an application for the true value of works.
Employment update — December 2014: contract variations; holiday pay; shared parental leave; and more
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s employment experts bring you the latest developments that may affect your business.
If recent surveys are an accurate reflection, there may be more interest in shared parental leave than originally anticipated.
In an unexpected about turn, Unite has announced that it will not pursue an appeal against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Bear Scotland v Fulton.
In two recent cases, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered the issues of assignment for managers.
What issues do workers of different ages face when trying to enter the workforce?
The DWP has issued its response to the consultation on minimum governance standards in DC workplace pension schemes.
The consultation period on the PPF’s plans for the levy over the three years from 2015–16 ended on 9 July 2014.
A recent report by the Chartered Management Institute has found companies have better long-term financial success when they have ethical leaders.
his article discusses the impact of the EAT’s long-awaited ruling in three cases and its implications for those in the automotive sector.
The EAT decision in Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton & Others, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Woods & others and Amec Group Ltd v Law & others came out on 4 November.
Bundesdruckerei v Stadt Dortmund examines attempts by contracting authorities to include social considerations in the mix when awarding public contracts.
Employment update — garden leave and employers’ obligations; striking out claims without hearing; and more
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s Employment team brings you the latest cases and issues affecting the employment sector.
Every worker has the statutory right to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year. Sounds straightforward to calculate? Unfortunately, it has proved to be anything but.
Ensuring that employees remain engaged and productive is one of many HR professionals’ top concerns.
Insolvency litigation update — courts will not have jurisdiction to hear a winding-up petition in respect of foreign companies; and more
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.
People have responded to the technological revolution by working longer hours and refusing to leave the office behind even when they can be prised from the desk.