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Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


ECJ rules Spanish “breastfeeding” law unjustified
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Spain
  • 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


German compulsory retirement age is lawful, says ECJ
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 22 2010

Earlier this month the ECJ gave a welcome boost to employers looking to retain a contractual retirement age when it confirmed that a provision in a collective agreement requiring employees to retire at 65 was lawful


Employee’s suicide highlights employers’ psycho-social responsibilities
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • April 30 2010

The suicide of a France Telecom employee in August 2009 has resulted in the criminal prosecution for accidental manslaughter by the Besancon Prosecutor's Office of both the employer and the individual manager of the area where the employee worked


Employers under a duty to ensure that working time limits are observed
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • April 30 2010

The Cologne State Employment Court recently handed down its judgment in a case concerning working time


EAT examines obligation to consider “bumping”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2010

With many employers continuing to review staffing levels a recent EAT decision highlights the importance of knowing your pooling from your bumping when making staff redundant


Who is liable in a work-related accident?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • April 30 2010

The Spanish Supreme Court recently held that a company is not responsible for an accident which occurs on its premises but not in its workplace (i.e. the place where it carries out its business activities) if the injured employee works for a subcontractor company which carries out a different business from that of the company


Necessity the mother of implication?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

Businesses with concerns about inadvertently finding themselves the employer of people they thought were agency workers may be comforted by the recent Court of Appeal case of Alstom Transport v Tilson


Employer liable for loss of earnings arising from poor reference
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2010

Employers are often nervous about giving references at the best of times, but how do you go about drafting one for an ex-employee who has previously brought a claim against you?


Territorial scope of discrimination legislation: impact of the Equality Act
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2010

There has been a spate of cases this year concerning the rights of overseas employees to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal: a reflection of the increasingly globalised nature of today's workforce