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ECJ case watch

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Spain, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2007

It looks as though the UK’s mandatory retirement age of 65 and the duty-to-consider procedure under the Age Regulations are set to stay (at least for now) following the European Court of Justice’s judgment in the Spanish age discrimination case of Palacios v Cortefiel Servicios SA

Compulsory retirement ages must be justified

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union, Spain, United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2007

The ECJ has decided in a Spanish case that the European Framework Directive on Equal Treatment does cover compulsory retirement ages

ECJ upholds compulsory retirement age

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • December 31 2007

In the same week as the Bloxham judgment, the European Court of Justice ruled on a case considering compulsory retirement ages

Age discrimination: ECJ (in a case referred to it from the Spanish courts) upholds a fixed retirement age

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • December 21 2007

In Palacios v Cortefiel, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered certain provisions of Spanish law which allowed a retirement age of 65 to be fixed in a collective bargaining agreement

Individual termination for an objective reason unrelated to the individual: failure to comply with formal requirements implies a null and void dismissal - judgment of the Labour Chamber of the Supreme Court of 18 April 2007

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Spain
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  • February 5 2008

The company terminated an employee’s contract on the basis of redundancy reasons but did not provide a copy of the dismissal letter to the employee’s representatives as required in article 53 of the Statute of Workers (SW

Social Security provides first aid kits to companies

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Spain
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  • February 5 2008

The Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs issued an Order which establishes that companies will be supplied with first aid kits as part of the health care action plan designed by the Social Security system

Minimum guaranteed interprofessional wages (amendment legislation)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Spain
  • -
  • February 5 2008

Pursuant to the Statute of Workers, the minimum wage for all types of employment and for national or foreign employees over 18 years of age engaged in full time work is established annually by the Spanish government

Social Security’s protective action for retired employees (amendment legislation)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Spain
  • -
  • February 5 2008

The previous legal framework set the minimum retirement age at 65 years, which also applied for partial retirement

Age discrimination

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, Spain, United Kingdom
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  • January 31 2008

In the absence of any ground breaking legislation, age discrimination has probably been the most talked about topic in 2007, at least judging by the amount of column inches devoted to it in employment law publications

Qualification of dismissals: dismissal of an employee during sick leave is unfair, not null - judgment of the Labour Chamber (Plenary Session) of the Superior Court of Madrid

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Spain
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  • February 5 2008

Although the Supreme Court has repeatedly held since 2004 that dismissals during sick leave shall not qualify as null per se, some of the Judges in the Labour Chamber of the Superior Court have still been ruling that such decision breaches the employees’ fundamental right to their physical integrity and indemnity and declared these employment terminations to be null and void