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Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se

UK: ECJ opinion that obesity is not a disability, but severely obese employees may be disabled

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2014

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the

UK: EU legislation update: board diversity and pregnant workers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

The President of the Council of Ministers has issued a Progress Report confirming that there is not yet consensus on passing the EU Gender Directive

UK: employers should review holiday pay following ECJ ruling

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 27 2014

Employers should review their approach to calculating holiday pay for employees and workers who have fixed normal hours but receive variable payments

Round-up of UK employment law developments in March 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 11 2014

Employers will need to update their flexible work and family-related leave policies over the next few months, following the Children and Families Act

UK: collective redundancy obligations: Woolworths case referred to ECJ

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2014

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer to the European Court of Justice the case ofUSDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy

EU gender directive: EU Parliament votes in favour of the draft directive

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 21 2013

Yesterday, 20 November 2013, the EU Parliament voted in favour of the legislative report on the EU Gender Directive which will oblige companies to

EU Gender Directive: 40 non-executive directors on EU largest listed companies by 2020 EU Committees vote in favour of draft Directive

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 14 2013

The EU Committees on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and Legal Affairs voted today in favour of a joint report on the draft EU Directive which

Maternity: potential change to rights on surrogacy

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 9 2013

Two conflicting ECJ Advocate General opinions have been given on the issue of whether an intended mother who has a baby via surrogacy should be

Shared parental leave: ECJ rejects arguments that threatened UK government plans

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 9 2013

According to the ECJ, EU law permits a national law providing for shared maternity leave on the basis that the mother must be employed and covered by