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Religion in the workplace: French perspective

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently issued two rulings, on 14 March 2017, regarding religion in the workplace, one a Belgian case, the other a French one. On 15 March 2017, we reported on the Belgian case in detail (see: European Court of Justice Rules for the first time on Discrimination Based on Belief). In what follows, we set out our reaction to the French case. Ganzen Artikel lesen


European court of justice rules on discrimination based on belief

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The ECJ has ruled on a Belgian case about whether an employer can justify having a neutral dress policy and on a French preliminary question on a similar theme. It confirms that a dress code aimed at neutrality can be used to justify discrimination based on belief. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Drug abuse and employment law in Europe

Most of the time, taking medication in the workplace creates no problems. Most prescription drugs have little impact on an employee’s ability to work safely. Some drugs, however may affect the employee’s safety or ability to focus. There is therefore considerable potential for prescription drugs to raise problems in the workplace. Ganzen Artikel lesen


The hidden dangers of “Uberizing” a workforce

Technology is changing how, when and where we work. With these changes come shifting attitudes in how workers view their relationship with employers. The “on-demand” economy purports to bridge this gap, giving workers flexibility to choose when to work and connecting employers with available skilled labor when they need it most. The on-demand model would appear to provide both workers and employers what they want. But what hidden dangers lie in “Uberizing” your workforce? Ganzen Artikel lesen


EURO 2016 or work, do we really have to choose?

We’ve just put the rackets away and it’s already time to take out the football cleats. The EURO 2016 started on Friday 10 June and with it arises the perpetual question of whether it is possible to watch matches at work. Both the astute and the disgruntled may be surprised to see this type of article flourishing around the time of the EURO, since the rest of the time they are not used to seeing titles like “Can I read magazines at work?” or “Can I watch my favorite TV show during my working hours?”, because the answer is so evident. Ganzen Artikel lesen