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The ECJ has held that a minimum height requirement for Greek police officers amounted to indirect sex discrimination as it had a greater impact on women. The requirement could not be justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, namely...
When distinguishing between employees, workers and self-employed contractors, bargaining positions can provide a useful litmus test. That was certainly so in a further case on this topic in which an Employment Tribunal (ET) found that a bicycle courier was a...
It is estimated that more than 800,000 Britons now own property abroad. What used to be highly exceptional may now seem rather commonplace, but that is no reason why buyers should relax their vigilance over the process. In particular, it is absolutely vital...
The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill, which aims to make provision about leave and pay for employees whose children have died received its second reading on 20th October and is expected to become law as it currently has Government backing. It...
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a pilot who was refused a job for being previously involved in trade union activities had protection from being refused employment due to trade union membership. The pilot had previously carried out...
Having a trade mark is all well and good, but a recent case should serve as a reminder that failing to use trade marks may lead to them being lost. The case involved a trade mark for a cigarette brand which was registered to a tobacco company in the USA. ...
An executor of an estate is personally responsible for his or her actions, so as well as there being significant duties, on occasions the role can also involve significant risks. One example of this would be where an executor completes the estate...
Virtually all leases have clauses which stipulate that when the lease comes to an end, the tenant must leave the premises in the same condition as they were in when they entered them, and the negotiations over the termination of a lease will often involve a...
Family courts routinely grant anonymity to children involved in care proceedings, but that inevitably has an effect on parents and others who might wish to publicise their objections to judicial orders. Exactly that issue arose in one case in which a...
You may think that if people of substance are behind a business you have a dispute with, this acts as a source of comfort that any sum you are awarded against the company is likely to be met, but that is not necessarily the case, as a recent dispute shows. ...
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