Employees may be dismissed with no religious discrimination if they breach a uniform policy that bans headscarves (and other religious symbols), says the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This is the court to which employees and employers can currently appeal tribunal decisions after exhausting the UK courts. This story is relevant to those following our
As the UK gets ready to leave the EU, some companies are preparing to leave the UK. Companies such as John Lewis and Ryanair have already said that they have made a loss since the plummet of sterling against the dollar. They fear that the worse is yet to come. On the other hand, a pro-Brexit
Hundreds of lawyers are arguing about Brexit at a consitutional and government level. Businesses are uncertain about Brexit, leaving many areas of our society anxious about the future. Many countries, including Japan, the United States and Canada have voiced their worries over the past few months of the potential impact that a poorly-handled Brexit could
The Brexit referendum left people with disabilities fearing that their opportunities in the workplace could come under threat. This is because many protections come from the EU, including disability discrimination. But there is still a large gap between the employment rate of the working age population as a whole and the employment rate for disabled people, which
In a move that employment lawyers are watching carefully, Theresa May has announced that we will start the Brexit process in early 2017, it has been reported. She means that she will trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by 1 April next year. This article reads (we paraphrase): Any Member State may decide to leave
Currently employers can recruit staff from the EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden) with no problems. EU nationals still have the right of free movement to live and work in the UK.
In this article Birmingham employment solicitors Hatton James Legal get to grips with the possible effect on UK employment law of leaving the Eurozone. Being part of Europe has meant that we have had to accept laws made by “unelected Eurocrats” as a condition of membership. Usually those are employee-friendly laws, that future right-leaning governments may choose