Arbeitsrecht. Weltweit.
14.07.2017
Freitag

Sweden: Midwife case now at European Court of Human Rights

Sweden
In 2014 a midwife sued the County Council of Jönköping for discrimination. It had refused to give her work in three different clinics after she told it that she would not carry out abortions on grounds of her Christian beliefs. The clinics said that their reluctance to employ her was not based on her faith but because she did not intend to carry out all duties required by her employment.

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16.06.2017
Freitag

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

Dresscode
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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20.01.2017
Freitag
Ius Laboris Sweden - Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB

Sweden: New regulatory and case law developments

Sweden
As of 1 January 2017 a number of changes in the Swedish Discrimination Act have entered into force. The changes are briefly summarized below.

1. Since before, the Discrimination Act requires all employers to take active measures to bring about equal rights and opportunities in the workplace regardless of gender, ethnicity and religion. This requirement has now been extended to comprise all seven grounds for discrimination protected under the Act. It now requires employers to also consider transgender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation and age when planning active measures against discrimination and for equal treatment in the workplace. Ganzen Artikel lesen

02.09.2016
Freitag

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

27.05.2016
Freitag
Ius Laboris Sweden - Elmzell Advokatbyrå AB

Sweden reduces non-compete periods

The confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Swe: Svenskt Näringsliv) and the Federation of Salaried Employees in Industry and Services (Swe: PTK) have negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement on non-compete clauses (“the New Non-Compete Agreement”) that replaces the previous agreement from 1969. The New Non-Compete Agreement will apply to non-compete clauses entered into by employers bound by it as of 1 December 2015. Ganzen Artikel lesen