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Does EU law protect “obese workers” from discrimination?

  • Winckworth Sherwood
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  • Denmark, European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 28 2014

Obesity is estimated to affect around one in four UK adults and rising. The E.U. Advocate-General's recent non-binding opinion may give rise to

Obesity a disability? The Advocate General offers an opinion

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Denmark, European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 21 2014

Few legal cases have attracted wider public interest recently than that of the Danish childminder whose case has generated debate about whether

Employees under 18 may be paid lower wages than adults

  • IUNO
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  • Denmark
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  • December 4 2013

The Danish Supreme Court has recently ruled that it was not a violation of Danish law for an employer to pay an employee under 18 less than the adult

Age discrimination European court takes tough line on what can be justified

  • Dentons
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  • Denmark, European Union
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  • October 7 2013

Under European and UK law, it is generally unlawful to discriminate between employees on the grounds of age. However, this is not the case if the

Facebook update not ground for dismissal

  • IUNO
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  • Denmark
  • -
  • September 24 2013

A bank employee posted a negative status update on Facebook and was subsequently dismissed. However, the dismissal was unfair as the update was not

EU: transferees not bound by collective agreements

  • IUNO
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  • Denmark, European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 26 2013

Changes to a collective agreement do not bind a transferee if the collective agreement is negotiated and adopted after the transfer and the

Retail sector e-briefing: Danish courts face a challenge on many fundamental and long-held perceptions regarding the meaning of disability and the established case law

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Denmark
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  • February 11 2013

Two cases set before the Danish courts are currently challenging many fundamental and long-held perceptions regarding the meaning of disability and

Global employment briefing: Denmark, January 2013 - a review of recent developments and a look-ahead at 2013

  • Eversheds LLP
  • -
  • Denmark, European Union
  • -
  • January 25 2013

Two cases referred to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) by the Danish courts are currently challenging many long-held perceptions as to the meaning

The Danish Supreme Court has ruled that a dismissal caused by an adjustment of working hours was in violation of section 4a of the Danish Act on Part-time Employees. The employee was awarded compensation equivalent to 3 months' salary

  • Kromann Reumert
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  • Denmark
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  • December 10 2012

The Danish Supreme Court has confirmed that the protection against dismissal in the Danish Act on Part-time Employment also applies to situations where a part-time employee refuses to increase working hours, and the employer fails to prove that the increase in working hours is essential for the performance of the business

European Court to review whether an inability to work full-time could be a disability

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Denmark, European Union
  • -
  • October 22 2012

It is a number of years since the interpretation of “disability” under European law was last scrutinised closely, the issue having been reasonably well settled since 2006 when the European Court clarified that “sickness” is not “disability” for the purposes of the applicable Directive