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Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

The Advocate General in Kaltoft v Billund Kommune has advised that obesity may amount to a disability for discrimination purposes. However, his

Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair

Watch out if you have an employee who has raised multiple discrimination grievances

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 26 2013

Most employers will have had at least one employee who is convinced he is being discriminated against and brings grievance after grievance, regarding

Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 24 2011

Most employers are aware of the need to tick all the relevant procedural boxes when it comes to taking a decision to dismiss - but how confident are you that your managers apply the same rigorous approach when issuing final written warnings?

How should employers treat previous warnings when deciding whether to dismiss?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 13 2012

How would you deal with an employee who has a written warning on his file and then commits a further (but possibly different) act of misconduct?

UK Supreme Court warns employers about dismissing employees in breach of contract

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 23 2013

In Société Générale, London Branch v Geys the Supreme Court has made it clear that employers need to be very careful

Do employees have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2011

Not if they work for a private sector employer

ECJ rules Spanish “breastfeeding” law unjustified

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • October 22 2010

In Spain female employees are allowed to take time off work - up to an hour during the day or a half-hour reduction in the working day - to feed a baby under nine months of age

Watch out if...you rely on occupational health advice to decide whether an employee is disabled

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 19 2013

Many employers rely on the advice of occupational health advisers when trying to determine whether an employee is disabled for the purposes of the

Marriage discrimination at work

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 21 2011

Is it unlawful for an employer to treat an employee less favourably, not because she is married, but because she is married to a particular man?