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Employment Law Updates

Headscarf Ban Wasn’t Direct Discrimination

Apr 2017

Do you remember the case of Samira Achbita? She was the Muslim employee of G4S, dismissed after insisting on wearing a headscarf to work. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has now given its judgment.

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Headscarf Decision #2

Apr 2017

On the same day as Achbita, the CJEU decided another case about headscarves. A customer had complained to the company about Ms Bougnaoui wearing her headscarf while on a site visit.

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The End of the Pipeline for British Gas

Apr 2017

Holiday pay should include the results-based commission that a worker would ordinarily earn.

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Long-Term Absence Dismissal

Apr 2017

A teacher took a short period of time off work after having been assaulted by a pupil. That incident and some other factors continued to affect her, culminating in absence for stress and diagnoses of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Principal Purpose for TUPE

Apr 2017

This case was about the application of TUPE and, in particular, whether there was a service provision change (SPC) so as to transfer employees from the original provider to the new provider.

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