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  • Date:
    17 September 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Christie v (1) Department for Constitutional Affairs (2) Department for Work and Pensions

    In Christie v (1) Department for Constitutional Affairs (2) Department for Work and Pensions EAT/0140/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that there is not a common definition of worker in European law. Therefore a part-time tribunal chair who was paid a daily fee could not claim that he was covered by the part-time workers regulations.

  • Date:
    1 August 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    ECJ allows UK to retain test of reasonable practicability

    The UK has won its fight to use "so far as is reasonably practicable" in health and safety law, reports Howard Fidderman.

  • Date:
    1 July 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    EU Directive was not intended to create no-fault liability

    Judgment was given in June in one of the most important health and safety cases involving the UK to be heard by the European Court of Justice in its 50-year history.

  • Date:
    26 June 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Lloyd-Briden v Worthing College

    In Lloyd-Briden v Worthing College EAT/0065/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, for claims based on events that took place before age discrimination legislation came into force on 1 October 2006, employment tribunals do not have to disregard the bar on persons over 65 claiming unfair dismissal.

  • Date:
    20 June 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    In Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Case C-127/05 ECJ, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a challenge to the use of the phrase 'so far as is reasonably practicable' in UK health and safety legislation.

  • Date:
    1 April 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    EC Directive not properly implemented

    The High Court has found that the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, as amended, does not give full effect to the revised EC Equal Treatment Directive, in Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (12 March 2007).

  • Date:
    22 September 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disability discrimination: European community law and the definition of 'disability'

    In Navas v Eurest Colectividades SA Case C-13/05, first case to come before it on the issue, the ECJ finds that "disability" within the Framework Directive is not to be equated with "sickness" and that discrimination solely on the grounds of sickness does not fall within the scope of the Directive.

  • Date:
    14 February 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: On-call working

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering on-call working.

  • Date:
    20 January 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Freedom of movement: Balance between freedoms to be considered by ECJ

    In International Transport Workers' Federation and another v Viking Line ABP and another, the Court of Appeal holds that the High Court had been wrong to grant permanent injunctions to Viking Line APB to restrain the International Transport Workers' Federation and the Finnish Seamen's Union from taking industrial action to attempt to prevent the re-flagging of a Finnish ferry to Estonia.

  • Date:
    1 March 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Extended maternity leave protected by Pregnant Workers Directive

    It is the purpose of maternity leave, not its duration, that will dictate whether or not it is maternity leave for the purposes of the protections provided by the Pregnant Workers Directive, holds the ECJ in Land Brandenburg v Sass (18 November 2004).

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