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


European court rules that commission must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 22 2014

In a hotly anticipated decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that when calculating holiday pay for the purposes of


UK Supreme Court warns employers about dismissing employees in breach of contract
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2013

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


UK Supreme Court grants injunction to stop employer going ahead with disciplinary hearing
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 27 2014

As an employer you will already be aware that if you do not follow a fair disciplinary process then you are likely to end up with a finding of unfair


Workers on long-term sick leave: only the basic 4 weeks’ annual leave can be carried over
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2013

In a helpful decision for employers, the EAT in Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy has ruled that a worker on long-term sick leave could only carry over


Watch out if... you are using an existing body of employee representatives for redundancy consultation purposes
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2013

You may find it does not have the necessary authority to consult, thus rendering the entire collective consultation process invalid. Any employer


Watch out if you have an employee who has raised multiple discrimination grievances
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


"Woolworths case" European Advocate General gives his opinion and it is encouraging news for UK
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 5 2015

The Advocate General has today given his Opinion in the "Woolworths case" (and two other cases) regarding the scope of an "establishment" for the


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