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European Court of Justice rules that disability discrimination by association is unlawful

  • Jones Day
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2008

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) issued its ruling in the case of Coleman v Attridge Law & Steve Law (ECT C-30306), in which Ms. Coleman sought to bring a claim that she had been discriminated against by her employer contrary to the U.K.’s Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (“DDA”) because of her responsibilities relating to the care of her disabled son

Pensions issues in European mergers and acquisitions

  • Jones Day
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  • Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • November 28 2007

Pensions-related issues have long been a major concern in M&A transactions in the United States

EAT "re-writes" section 188 of the Trade Union Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 so that 20 or more proposed redundancies no longer need to be at "one establishment"

  • Jones Day
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 29 2013

The requirement that proposed redundancies of 20 or more within a 90 day period must occur "at one establishment" has received lots of attention in

Restrictive covenants

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 27 2014

2014 saw good news for employers seeking to protect their businesses from ex-employees attempting to compete or divert business opportunities. In

Unilateral changes to contracts of employment

  • Jones Day
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 26 2010

An employer may be entitled to make unilateral changes to a contract of employment where the contract gives the express right to do so

Morrisons Supermarkets not vicariously liable for an employee’s attack on customer

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • April 29 2014

In February 2014, the Court of Appeal ("COA") determined that Morrisons was not vicariously liable for the acts of an employee who assaulted a

Disability update

  • Jones Day
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2014

We saw a number of cases in 2013 around what constitutes a reasonable adjustment. We also had a controversial EAT decision on what constitutes

Equality Bill

  • Jones Day
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 30 2009

With so much attention being focused on news stories surrounding executive pay and job losses, it has been easy to overlook the recent publication of the Equality Bill

Does using length of service amount to age discrimination?

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 30 2009

The Court of Appeal has ruled that it is potentially lawful to use length of service as a criterion when selecting employees for redundancy

TUPE - change of client

  • Jones Day
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2013

In October 2012, the Court of Appeal confirmed that a Service Provision Change ("SPC") TUPE transfer can only occur where the client who receives the