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Ius Laboris | United Kingdom, European Union | 31 Jan 2019

UK - What’s new in employment law in 2019

This article summarises the most important developments anticipated in UK employment law in 2019


Ius Laboris | Spain, European Union | 13 Feb 2018

Can sickness be protected as a disability under anti-discrimination law? A Spanish case opens the debate.

This article sets out the debate that has ensued since a Spanish Labour Court submitted a question to the ECJ about whether an illness could be


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP) | United Kingdom, European Union | 5 Apr 2017

Dismissal for wearing an Islamic headscarf may constitute discrimination

There have been two recent ECJ cases on whether the dismissal of an employee for wearing a hijab amounted to religious discrimination.


Plesner Advokatpartnerselskab | Denmark, European Union | 11 May 2016

Obesity not necessarily a disability

A recent judgment shows that obesity alone does not constitute a disability under the Anti-discrimination Act, but that it may do so in certain


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA, European Union | 28 Aug 2015

Employment law commentary, August 2015

The extent of an employer’s duty to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with mental impairments can be difficult to discern, especially


Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP | European Union | 13 Feb 2015

Obese employee succeeds in disability claim

Further to our briefing of 18 December 2014, in which we reported on the European Court of Justice's ruling that obesity can constitute a disability


Taylor Wessing | United Kingdom, European Union | 21 Jan 2015

Obesity may be a disability

Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU Charter) prohibits "discrimination based on any ground such as... Disability". The EU Equal


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | European Union | 9 Jan 2015

Obese employees gain discrimination protection

As we come out of the holiday period and the season of over-indulgence, a recent decision of the European Court of Justice has opened the door to


Dechert LLP | European Union | 19 Dec 2014

CJEU gives opinion on whether obesity is a disability

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held, in Karsten Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund, that obesity can constitute a disability


Reed Smith LLP | European Union | 19 Dec 2014

European Court confirms obesity can be a disability under EU law

In our previous blog, "Are obese workers protected from discrimination" , we confirmed the Advocate General's opinion in the case of Kaltoft v

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