European Court of Justice

“Employers can give a sigh of relief – or can they?   We have clear confirmation now … that obesity itself is not a protected characteristic.”

Yesterday we published a post Alert about the landmark decision which came down yesterday from the European Court of Justice, with the Court holding that “obese people can be considered

Just today we wrote about obesity in the context of “corporate wellness” programs.  Now comes a long-awaited ruling on obesity by the European Court of Justice – the EU’s highest court.    

On June 12th we posted that the UK Didlaw Ltd. Newsletter declared that “[t]he most pressing issue around definition of disability right

Europe’s highest court, The Court of Justice of the European Union, has just ruled that Italy has failed to fully extend to all disabled employees the necessary protections which the EU Council has held to be consistent with the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In particular, in response to a lawsuit

For those of you who plan to spend the holiday week catching up on some summer beach reading, but don’t know what to read, we recommend that you include the following:

1.            How To Defend Against Discrimination, Wrongful Termination and Other Claims.  This short article in SmartBusiness describes Employment Practices Liability (“EPL”)  insurance and

A UK case headed to the European Court of Justice involves an arbitration provision between two businessmen that requires that arbitration of all disputes be conducted only before an Ismaili Muslim arbitrator. The challenger contends that this provision breaches European laws against discrimination as well as the UK’s Equality Act 2010 by unfairly discriminating against