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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

EU Gender Directive: Council of Ministers’ Progress Report indicates there is not yet consensus

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 26 2014

The EU Parliament voted in favour of the draft EU Gender Directive to address gender balance on corporate boards in November 2013 and the 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

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

European Commission publishes employment and recruitment sector guide: corporate responsibility to respect human rights

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 1 2013

The European Commission has published guidance for the employment and recruitment sector on meeting the corporate responsibility to respect human

Employers may need to accommodate an individual’s religious belief, even if it is not held by others

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2013

The European Court of Human Rights has this morning given its judgment in the widely-reported Christian belief cases: Eweida and Chaplin (who were