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Night-shift bonus not discrimination

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 28 2008

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal that the payment of a premium to night-shift workers did not unlawfully indirectly discriminate against women and therefore did not contravene the Equal Pay Act

Preventing re-litigation of the issues before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 25 2008

On September 2, 2008, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released an interim decision in Campbell v. Toronto District School Board dealing with its ability to hear matters that have already been decided by a different tribunal, body or judicial process

Education law monthly

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 7 2009

On December 29, 2008, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia granted a preliminary injunction on behalf of public school teachers and other school employees to prevent the implementation of a random drug testing policy

No claim for normal risk

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 31 2008

Health and safety legislation requires that premises are kept safe for both employees and visitors alike

Workplace txt msg decision stands - 9th Circuit denies Quon rehearing

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • USA
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  • February 3 2009

In June 2008, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled that the City of Ontario had violated police officers' reasonable expectation of privacy by reviewing text messages sent on city-issued devices without notifying the police officers in question

Unnecessarily broad background checks halted as an invasion of privacy

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2008

The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (San Francisco) has ruled that the government may not conduct broad background checks of low-level contract workers who do not work with classified material

Is there privacy for public sector workers?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 20 2008

Individuals working in the private sector can expect that the personal data they provide to their employer will be kept confidential and only disclosed to third parties in very limited circumstances

Less onerous employee dismissal process for municipalities

  • WeirFoulds LLP
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  • Canada
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  • June 9 2008

The Supreme Court of Canada makes it clear that a fairness hearing is not needed prior to dismissing the holder of a public office

Supreme Court rejects "class of one" equal protection claim by public employee

  • Faegre Baker Daniels
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  • USA
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  • June 17 2008

In a protective move for public employers, the United States Supreme Court has decided that public employees may not bring "class of one" Equal Protection claims for employment grievances

Supreme Court rules the "class-of-one" theory does not apply in public employment lawsuits

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 16 2008

In an important case for public employers, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Engquist v. Oregon Dep't of Agriculture, et al. on June 9, 2008, and held that a class-of-one theory under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment does not apply in the public employment context