Smoking three packs of cigarettes a day does not prevent a heart attack from being considered as a work-related accident

Supreme Court case law assumes that cardiovascular damage is a work-related accident, due to the fact that stress from work often triggers or contributes to cardiovascular disease.   The Supreme Court has ruled the death of a security guard that suffered a sudden heart attack at work and during working hours as a work-related accident, […]

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Limits on workplace dress code policies

Limits on workplace dress code policies Last August we posted an article on how a male worker in the UK decided to turn up for work in a dress, after previously having been reprimanded by the company for turning up in shorts, in mid-summer, and sent home to change. In that article, we reasoned that […]

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The supreme court rules that dismissals qualify as a collective layoff (redundancy) where they exceed the legal thresholds at an establishment with more than 20 workers

The Supreme Court has ruled, in a judgment delivered on October 17, 2016, that for the purposes of determining the existence of a collective layoff, the reference unit must be the company, if the thresholds established in article 51.1 of the Workers’ Statute are exceeded at the company as a whole, and establishments that normally […]

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