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Italy, France, Germany, Sweden and USA: Dress code and appearance policies

Personal dress and appearance is a common way individuals express their personality, including their political and religious views. Unfortunately, the personal choices individuals make in attire, hairstyle and other personal appearance factors may collide with workplace rules, creating conflicts. 

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The right to be forgotten – ECJ ruling on Italian data protection case

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled on an Italian case in which the director of a company, a Mr Manni, had brought an action against the Lecce Chamber of Commerce. He had built a tourist complex in Italy, but argued that the properties had failed to sell because it was apparent from the companies register that he had been involved in a company that had gone bankrupt in 1992 and was wound up in 2005. He believed he had a ‘right to be forgotten’ in relation to the data held about that company in the companies register. The ECJ disagreed. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Sexual harassment at work: Global concern with local solutions

Sexual harassment
A recent headline could put fear in the hearts of general counsel and HR professionals alike. A restaurant franchisee in Ohio shells out $ 1.4 million to settle a sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of multiple women. In that case, EEOC v. E. Columbus Host, LLC, the EEOC claimed a restaurant manager engaged in egregious sexual harassment of 12 female employees. His behavior was said to include pressuring workers as young as 17 for sexual favors, unwelcome touching of female workers, making humiliating remarks about women, and retaliating against female employees who complained. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Sexual harassment: How must employers in Europe respond?

More than half the women surveyed by the TUC earlier this year said that they had been sexually harassed at work, with most admitting they had not reported it. But British women are not the only ones to be subjected to unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate jokes and comments, or groping in the workplace. In Australia, for example, research suggests that the rate of sexual harassment has increased by over 12 per cent since 2011, while figures from the United Nations have shown that between 40 and 50 per cent of women in EU countries have been affected. 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

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Italian employment law considerations during EURO 2016

"Italians lose football matches as if they were wars and lose wars as if they were football matches."

With this sentence, Winston Churchill summarised the intense emotion felt by Italians for football: like it or not, there are very few countries in which football takes on such a historic and passionate significance as in Italy. So, given this relationship between Italians and football, it is clear that when major football events begin, many Italians try hard to organise their time according to the match programme (and, in most cases, not only for the matches featuring the Italian team).

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