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UK: ECJ follows Advocate General’s opinion and reinstates previous law on collective redundancy threshold
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • April 30 2015

The European Court of Justice has this morning given its judgment in the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


UK: pro-employer ECJ Advocate General opinion on test for collective redundancies consultation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • February 9 2015

A year ago the Court of Appeal referred to the European Court of Justice the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se


UK: ECJ opinion that obesity is not a disability, but severely obese employees may be disabled
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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: employers should review holiday pay following ECJ ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • European Union
  • 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
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


Round-up of UK employment law developments in November 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 11 2012

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