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Obese employers can be disabled, requiring reasonable adjustments

An obese employee is disabled if his condition has reached such a degree that he cannot carry out a job or participate in professional life, the Advocate General (AG) of the European Court of Justice has decided.

The AG has given a preliminary opinion on whether obesity, on its own, is a disability for the purposes of discrimination law. … Read more

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:30 pm

Employers can expect requests for new shared parental leave from December

Employers are advised to start planning for new rules on shared parental leave in respect of births expected in the week starting 5 April 2015. This could mean applications for shared parental leave will start during December 2014.

Currently, new mothers can take up to 52 weeks' maternity leave but fathers are only entitled to two weeks 'ordinary' paternity leave, and an 'additional' 26 weeks' paternity leave provided the mother has returned to work, and certain other criteria satisfied.… Read more

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:30 pm

Retailers prepare for new consumer rights for misleading or aggressive sales practices

Retailers are reviewing their sales practices and procedures and retraining staff in advance of new rules in October. The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 will give consumers who are victims of misleading or aggressive sales practices the right to unwind sales contracts and claim refunds, discounts and compensation far more easily than before.Read more

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:29 pm