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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Unusual Employment Tribunal Cases

Another holiday season draws to a close and brings with it a return to “normality”. Goodbye sunning; hello running (for trains). Adios long lies; welcome back bags under the eyes. We’ll miss you mountain top; back to the laptop!!

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Employers and Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force last year to ensure supply chains are free of slavery and to prevent exploitation and trafficking of workers. It created three new offences:

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Holidays Accrued on Sick Leave

There has been much litigation on the issue of whether an employee is entitled to carry over holidays which they have been unable to take due to being off sick. In previous cases, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that workers continue to accrue holiday entitlement while they are on long term sick leave. The ECJ has also stated that workers should be given the opportunity to choose either to take paid annual leave during a period of sick leave, or take the leave on their return to work, potentially in the next holiday year.

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Discrimination for wearing Islamic headscarf (re Bougnaoui v Micropole SA)

We recently posted a blog on the case of Achbita v G4S (which can be found here), in which the Advocate General gave the opinion that a ban on all religious, political and philosophical symbols did not amount to direct discrimination against a Muslim woman who wished to wear a headscarf. She noted that it could be indirectly discriminatory but was objectively justified.

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