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When is depression a disability? EAT guidance on how to approach the issue

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 6 2010

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimated that 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety at an annual cost to UK employers of more than £28 billion

Sick notes to be replaced by ‘Fit Notes' from 6 April 2010

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 31 2010

From 6 April 2010, the sick note an employee currently has to obtain from his GP if he is absent from work for eight days or more will be replaced by a new "Statement of Fitness for Work" medical statement (known as a "Fit Note") in the form below

Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code

New measure to ease taxation of redundancy severance payments

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Spain
  • -
  • February 25 2010

In Spain, one way to terminate employment contracts is via collective redundancy proceedings based on economic, technical, organisational or production reasons (known in Spain as 'ERE'

Revised maternity leave allowance and national minimum wage rates from 1 January

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 25 2010

From 1 January 2010 the maximum daily allowance for pay during maternity leave was increased to $96.17 from $76.54

Ban on wearing cross is not discriminatory

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 26 2010

In a case which has received a great deal of press attention, the Court of Appeal has upheld previous Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions that British Airways' requirement that an employee remove or conceal a cross she wore on a necklace was not indirect religious discrimination

EU economic growth resumes

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • February 25 2010

According to the European Commission's 'EU Employment Situation and Social Outlook' monthly monitor for February 2010, economic growth has resumed in the European Union, although the recovery remains fragile

Age discrimination and redundancy

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • June 14 2010

Earlier this year the German Federal Employment Court ruled on the issue of age discrimination in respect of redundancies (Case 6 AZR 91108

Changes to employers’ redundancy obligations

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 14 2010

A new Act dated 18 May 2010 has changed French employers' obligations in respect of redundancies

New employment legislation introduced in response to the economic crisis

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Spain
  • -
  • June 14 2010

New legislation in Spain (Royal Decree 82010) has introduced several measures aimed at alleviating the effects of the current economic crisis