Sodexo, the France-based on-site services multinational, signed an international framework agreement on trade union and bargaining rights in December 2011, covering 390,000 employees worldwide. Earlier in the year, it had signed a national framework agreement on partnership working with UK unions.
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act allows employers to provide more generous benefits to older workers, even though this discriminates against younger workers.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: recovering bonuses paid in error; and posted workers' rights on termination.
In Marschall v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen (11 November 1997) EOR77A, the European Court of Justice holds that it is not contrary to the EC Equal Treatment Directive for equally-qualified women to be given preference for promotion where there are fewer women than men in the relevant post, so long as male candidates are guaranteed that women are not to be given priority if reasons specific to an individual man tilt the balance in his favour.
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