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Mayer Brown | United Kingdom | 16 Apr 2019

Top Tips for Employers in Managing Disability Cases

The case of Hargreaves v Department for Work and Pensions provides a useful reminder of what employers should keep in mind when managing an employee


Mayer Brown | USA | 21 Mar 2017

Employment litigation round-up: key cases affecting employers

On January 13 2017 the Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases involving the validity of the National Labour Relations Board's (NLRB) position


Mayer Brown | Hong Kong | 15 Jul 2016

Termination of a Sick and Pregnant Employee was not Unlawful Discrimination

In March 2016, the Hong Kong District Court in Law Miu Kuen Sally v. Sunbase International (Holdings) Limited (DCEO 72012) dismissed an employee's


Mayer Brown | USA | 5 Jul 2016

Ninth Circuit Throws a Wrench in “Cash-in-Lieu of Benefits” Payments

In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the plaintiff filed a putative collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) alleging that the city’s


Mayer Brown | United Kingdom | 1 Jul 2016

UK Employment Round-Up - June 2016

The Claimant was a paraplegic and classed as disabled under the Equality Act. His employer organised a workshop which did not have wheelchair access


Mayer Brown | Hong Kong | 4 May 2016

Equal Opportunities Commission Issues Recommendations to Reform Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Hong Kong's Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has made 73 recommendations to the government to reform the city's existing four anti-discrimination


Mayer Brown | USA | 7 Apr 2016

US Employment Litigation Round-Up for March 2016

On February 17, 2016, a divided panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) determined that an employer’s policy permitting employees to use


Mayer Brown | USA | 1 Apr 2015

California Appellate Court holds that FEHA does not require employers to eliminate essential job functions to reasonably accommodate disabled employees

The California Court of Appeal, in Nealy v. City of Santa Monica, held that an employer did not violate the California Fair Employment and Housing


Mayer Brown | United Kingdom | 31 Mar 2015

How far must an employer go to avoid having constructive knowledge of a disability?

The case: Ms Donelien was dismissed by her employer for unsatisfactory attendance and failure to comply with absence procedures. During the course of


Mayer Brown | European Union | 10 Feb 2015

Disability and obesity

The ECJ have confirmed the Advocate General’s decision that although there is no general prohibition against discrimination on the grounds of obesity

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