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 […]read more
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 […]read more
Where a valid driving license is needed for workers to perform the duties attached to their jobs the question to be asked is what happens if a worker’s driving license is withdrawn as a result of a traffic offense. In those cases, can the company interrupt or terminate the employment relationship? The Supreme Court shed […]read more
On February 13, 2018 the Supreme Court handed down a judgment on an ordinary cassation appeal, in which it ruled that the first day of paid leave should be the first working day after the event for which the leave is taken, arguing that leaves of absence were created to be taken on working days […]read more
What is the proper jurisdiction for employers and employees to resolve personal income tax-related issues?
The issue as to which jurisdiction is competent to hear claims regarding the appropriateness and amount of personal income tax withholdings made by an employer from an employee has been the subject of settled case law. Indeed, the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the determination of whether or not personal income tax withholdings […]read more
Again, a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) causes major controversy about the constantly questioned and difficult balance between the employer’s right to monitor and surveil the activity of its employees and the latter’s right to the protection of their privacy (privacy and personal data). The judgment delivered by the ECHR on […]read more