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Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code


Ban on wearing cross is not discriminatory
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2010

In a case which has received a great deal of press attention, the Court of Appeal has upheld previous Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions that British Airways' requirement that an employee remove or conceal a cross she wore on a necklace was not indirect religious discrimination


New measure to ease taxation of redundancy severance payments
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • February 25 2010

In Spain, one way to terminate employment contracts is via collective redundancy proceedings based on economic, technical, organisational or production reasons (known in Spain as 'ERE'


Revised maternity leave allowance and national minimum wage rates from 1 January
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • February 25 2010

From 1 January 2010 the maximum daily allowance for pay during maternity leave was increased to $96.17 from $76.54


EU economic growth resumes
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • February 25 2010

According to the European Commission's 'EU Employment Situation and Social Outlook' monthly monitor for February 2010, economic growth has resumed in the European Union, although the recovery remains fragile


Changes to employers’ redundancy obligations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 14 2010

A new Act dated 18 May 2010 has changed French employers' obligations in respect of redundancies


New employment legislation introduced in response to the economic crisis
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • June 14 2010

New legislation in Spain (Royal Decree 82010) has introduced several measures aimed at alleviating the effects of the current economic crisis


Europe-wide concern about workplace stress
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • June 14 2010

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a document entitled the 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' which reveals that although four out of five European managers are concerned about work-related stress issues, less than a third of employers have procedures in place to deal with stress


Breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure may lead to damages
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 18 2010

A claim for damages resulting from breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure can succeed, the Court of Appeal has held in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2010


When is depression a disability? EAT guidance on how to approach the issue
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2010

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimated that 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety at an annual cost to UK employers of more than £28 billion