Starting out in the garage and reaching the top: it’s (also) a social issue

In order to be a success, big ideas and important projects need to have a social conscience, and a clear and specific commitment to corporate social responsibility, whether it is a start-up or a company listed on the stock exchange. The work environment has much to contribute to added value, and to enhancing the manner […]

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Despacho de abogados derecho laboral post sobre tripulantes de cabina

The courts fail to agree over the law applicable to employment contracts of cabin crew

A legal debate has arisen over which legislation applies to the employment contracts of airline cabin crew: the legislation of the country in which the worker was hired?, or the legislation determined by the employer’s nationality?   When a strike occurs at an airline or at companies providing ground handling services related to air traffic, […]

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hablas inglés en el despacho

Speaking English at work may become compulsory

Obliging workers to communicate in English at work may not be lawful in general, however there are mechanisms to require it in positions in which it is essential. One year ago, in September 2017, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which belongs to the Ministry of Development, confirmed that it would not limit the application […]

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To have access to a public contract, companies must adopt measures for disabled workers

To have access to a public contract, companies must adopt measures for disabled workers

Breaching the law that requires reserving job positions for disabled persons not only entails statutory penalties but now may also bar a company from the possibility of opting for a significant public contract. Since this past March 2018, according to the new wording of the Public Sector Contracts Law, there is a statutory prohibition on […]

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paternidad igualdad en el despacho . Millennial Parents moving to a new flat. Lifestyle shot in real location, Spain.

Could the inequality between paternity leave and maternity leave be unconstitutional?

A father has managed to have an appeal admitted by the Constitutional Court, in which he claims that the inequality between paternity leave and maternity leave is a form of discrimination. Last May the Constitutional Court (CT) admitted an appeal for the protection of constitutional rights filed by a father who had been denied the […]

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No protection from employers for breastfeeding working mothers could be discrimination on grounds of sex

Equality between female and male employees at the workplace is very topical at the moment and over recent months a completely new movement has appeared in Spain seeking to stamp out any discrimination against female workers on grounds of sex. Still a source of conflict is the protection of women who are pregnant, have recently […]

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