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Employment Law Update – June 2015

Martin Malone delivers his monthly Employment Law update for June, on the newly revamped CLB Employment Solutions website.

If you’re looking for advice on an employment law issue, our CLB Employment website hosts a wide range of interesting and insightful articles looking at the law and how it affects employers and employees. The recently redesigned website is also home to the CLB Employment blog, written by Martin Malone, Head of the Employment Law department.

The latest Employment Law update, covering June 2015, begins with a look at working time regulations. A case heard recently in the European Court of Justice involving the employees of a Spanish company could end up affecting workers here in the UK. In that case, the court was tasked with deciding whether time spent by peripatetic workers each day travelling to their first job and home from their last job could be considering working time.

Qatar Airways have also come in for scrutiny this month over a company policy allowing it to sack female employees if they become pregnant. A ruling by the International Labour Organisation found that Qatar Airways had breached the convention against discrimination at work. Also in this month’s blog, Martin looks at a case involving a Christian who told a lesbian work colleague that homosexuality was a sin and the impact of fit notes on reducing sickness absence.

Follow the links below to read these articles, along with others from the May update over on the CLB Employment blog.

Does time taken travelling to and from work count as working time?

Qatar Airways under pressure to scrap policy that allows it to sack pregnant cabin crew

Christian who told lesbian work colleague that homosexuality is a sin was victim of discrimination

“Fit notes” have not reduced sickness absence

Holiday pay doesn’t include voluntary overtime, does it?

By Martin Malone