Update on worker rights to apply for the minimum annual leave

By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   The European Court of Justice (ECJ) was recently faced with the following question – if a worker does...
Gillian Cumming
13th Nov 2018

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

A recent case heard by the European Court of Justice looked at whether it was sex discrimination for an employer to fail to conduct a risk assessment for...
Caroline Cockbain
9th Nov 2017

Headscarves Ban and Religious Discrimination

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday issued its decision in the case of Achtiba v G4S Secure Solutions, which looked at a ban on wearing headscarves...
Gillian Cumming
21st Mar 2017

European Court of Justice rules worker prevented from taking annual leave due to sickness can carry it forward to next holiday year

In the case of Sobczyszyn v Szkoła Podstawowa w Rzeplinie, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered whether a Polish teacher who was unable to take...
David Reid
9th Aug 2016

The ECJ judgment on Travel Time as Working Time

We posted an update in July this year regarding the Advocate General’s (AG) opinion in a European working time case that time spent travelling to and...
Emma Grossmith
16th Oct 2015

Travelling time is ‘working time’ for workers with no fixed place of work

The ECJ has confirmed, in a European working time case, that time spent travelling to and from home by workers with no fixed place of work is working time...
Emma Grossmith
16th Oct 2015

Travel Time as Working Time

The Working Time Regulations have been in the spotlight for some time now, mostly due to the recent spate of cases regarding the calculation of holiday pay.  
Gillian Melville
8th Jul 2015

ECJ clarifies rules on when employers must consult collectively about redundancies

Where an employer is proposing to dismiss 20 or more people at one establishment they are required by law to undertake a collective consultation process with...
David Reid
29th May 2015

Maternity rights for surrogate parents: ECJ decision pending

Should the non-biological parent of a child born by a surrogate mother be entitled to maternity leave?
David Reid
2nd Nov 2012

ECJ Gives Guidance on Justifying Compulsory Retirement - Expert Comments

Regular readers of our updates will know that (subject to transitional arrangements where the process started prior to 6 April this year) it is no longer...
David Reid
29th Jul 2011
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