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Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • 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

Employment Appeal Tribunal gives ruling in holiday pay cases
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

Non-guaranteed overtime must be taken into account for the purposes of calculating holiday pay BUT the scope for workers to bring claims for arrears

European court rules that obesity is not a disability but its effects may be
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • December 18 2014

In Kaltoft v Billund Kommune the ECJ has today confirmed that obesity does not in itself constitute a disability for the purposes of the EU Equal

Woolworths case to be referred to the ECJ
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 23 2014

Yesterday the Court of Appeal decided to refer the "Woolworths case" to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ). This turn of events was not

To what extent are employees entitled to manifest their religious beliefs in the workplace?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, USA
  • January 17 2013

On January 15, 2013 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) gave its ruling in Eweida & Ors v the United Kingdom. As was widely reported in the

Acas makes minor changes to Disciplinary and Grievance Code of Practice
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

ACAS has finally issued its response to the consultation it launched back in December 2013 seeking views on revisions to the sections of the

Enforced subject access to become a criminal offence from 10 March 2015
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2015

From 10 March 2015, section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 will prevent employers from requiring potential or existing employees, or people

Employers should cover e-cigarettes in their no-smoking policies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2015

In one of the first cases concerning the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace, an Employment Tribunal has found in Insley v Accent Catering that a

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

Redundancy: no reduction in headcount is required
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 31 2012

As a result of a downturn in business, an employer no longer has a need for a full-time bookkeeper