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Cyprus
Harris Kyriakides
Discussing the possibilities of employee dismissals following the government schemes issued in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Denmark
lus Laboris
The Danish Supreme Court found that an employer had met the reverse burden of proof in a case involving a physiotherapist who was dismissed shortly after returning from maternity leave.
European Union
Walkers
One of the common themes we are currently being asked to advise on across the Channel Islands is how to deal with a ‘whistle-blower'...
Guernsey
Appleby
Like most offshore jurisdictions, the legal community in Guernsey is tightly knit, but traditionally very cautious when it comes to managing its reputation to the outside world...
Ireland
BHSM
Following the recommendations of the National Public Health Emergency Team, which have been approved and adopted by the Government on Monday 19 October, Dublin will now move to Level 5...
BHSM
Following the recommendations of the National Public Health Emergency Team, which have been approved and adopted by the Government this evening...
Philip Lee
A whistleblower cannot be penalised for pointing out wrongdoing, and if that employee is later dismissed, the business must ensure the move has no connection to the protected disclosure.
Malta
CSB Group
The term Notice Period implies the time period between the receipt of resignation/ termination from employment and the last working day.
Mamo TCV Advocates
In a judgment delivered on the 30th September 2020, the Court of Appeal confirmed a decision of the Industrial Tribunal which had found that the relationship between the applicant and the defendant company was not one of employment.
GVZH Advocates
Maltese Legislation does not impose an obligation on the Industrial Tribunal to include its reasoning for why a certain decision was taken and why damages were liquidated at a certain amount.
GVZH Advocates
When terminating on grounds of redundancy, Maltese law states that an employer must always follow the last in, first out rule. Thus, the last person engaged within a class of employees affected ...
Netherlands
Littler Mendelson
A probationary period sometimes isn't long enough to gain a good impression of an employee and the employer might still want to give the employee a further chance.
Turkey
CETINKAYA
The applicant's contract of employment had been terminated due to personal email correspondence that was carried out through a corporate email account provided by their employer.
UK
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
An employment tribunal has found that whilst a Christian employee's beliefs that sex and gender are set at birth and cannot be changed
Giambrone & Partners
The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation ...
Gilson Gray
As discussed in our recent blog, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced on 24th September the proposed follow-up arrangement to the Job Retention Scheme.
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
From 1 December 2020, ACAS early conciliation timescales are being extended, as part of a series of moves aimed at simplifying the Employment Tribunal claims process.
Wrigleys Solicitors
With the "cliff edge" of the close of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fast-approaching, the Chancellor's announcement on 24 September 2020
Wrigleys Solicitors
Particular adverse effects of delusions on the individual were not ‘long-term'.
Mayer Brown
The topic of employers looking to change employment contract terms is becoming increasingly important as we move towards the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and beyond.
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