Can I be dismissed for being absent from work due to the weather?

The intensity of a meteorological phenomenon, the risk to the employee and the possibility of proving it are key factors in justifying absence from work. Either by snow and ice or torrential rain, different regions are often severely punished by meteorological phenomena that prevent many workers from attending work (or arriving on time). In this […]

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The assumed prohibition of dismissal on grounds related to COVID-19

Recently, there have been several contradictory court judgments in relation to the classification of the grounds for dismissal related to COVID-19. The issue to be resolved is whether the unjustified nature of a dismissal related to COVID-19 leads to the consideration of unlawful dismissal and can even be considered as null and void. The dispute […]

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Spreading fake news about employers may lead to dismissal

When fake news is spread which directly affects an employer or its workforce, one can go to court or adopt the appropriate disciplinary decisions, if it is a worker who spreads such news. Fake news is having an impact on employment relations. Numerous companies cannot find an effective way of counteracting fake news published on […]

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The time has come to pay (or not to pay) the annual bonus

Once the financial year has ended, many companies make an analysis of their results for the purposes of paying their workers an annual bonus during the early part of the following year, in line with the terms set out in the company’s remunerations policy. However, the complicated nature of employment relationships means that, in certain […]

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