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    Employment glossary

    European Parliament

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

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    Employment glossary

    Derogation

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

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    Employment glossary

    Direct effect

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

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    Employment glossary

    Directive

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

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    Employment glossary

    Emanation of the state

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Date:
    17 July 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Coleman v Attridge Law and another

    The European Court of Justice has held that the Framework Employment Directive (2000/78/EC) does cover direct discrimination and harassment against an employee on the ground of his or her association with a disabled person.

  • Date:
    28 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Pregnancy dismissal: Fertilised but non-implanted ova did not constitute pregnancy

    In Mayr v B├Ąckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flockner OHG [2008] IRLR 387, the ECJ held that the protection afforded by the Pregnant Workers Directive against dismissal on grounds of pregnancy does not extend to a woman undergoing IVF treatment who was dismissed when in-vitro-fertilised ova existed but had not yet been transferred to her uterus. However, if she was dismissed essentially because she had undergone this advanced stage of IVF treatment, her dismissal would amount to direct sex discrimination contrary to the Equal Treatment Directive.

  • Date:
    16 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: enforcing EU law against public sector employers

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers fixed-term employees.

  • Date:
    1 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    ECJ ruling on sexual orientation law

    A recent decision of the European Court of Justice may result in the UK having to amend its sexual orientation laws in relation to pensions. Although the main points at issue in the case are already covered by legislation in the UK, the application of the Barber temporal restriction may have an impact on public sector schemes.

  • Date:
    18 March 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Pregnant workers

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers pregnant workers.

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