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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

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

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

Round-up of UK employment law developments in November 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 11 2012

UK law may need to be amended to protect employees from dismissal because of their political beliefs or affiliation

Round-up of UK employment law developments October 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 6 2012

Employers could face a substantial increase in historic equal pay claims

New rights for agency workers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 14 2011

The landscape for agency workers is about to change

TUPE: may apply to service company employees working in business being transferred

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2010

The ECJ has ruled that the Acquired Rights Directive on the transfer of undertakings can apply where a business is being sold by an operating company but the employees assigned to work in that business are actually employed by a service company in the group

Pregnant employees: EU law permits cessation of allowances for specific tasks no longer being performed

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 9 2010

The ECJ has ruled that a pregnant employee who is suspended or moved to a new role on health and safety grounds must continue to receive any allowance related to occupational status eg seniority, length of service or qualifications

Disability discrimination: associative discrimination prohibited; voluntary workers without contract not protected

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2009

The EAT has upheld a tribunal ruling that UK disability discrimination law can be construed to comply with ECJ case law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of association with a disabled person

Termination during parental leave: EU right to full salary notice pay

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2009

Employers may face arguments that an employee dismissed while on parental leave must always be paid full salary in respect of their notice period