Labour & European Law Review
07 June 2000
In a momentus decision given on 16 May, the European Court of Justice has confirmed...
The decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in this case finds that suitable alternative employment for pregnant women suspended on health and safety grounds requires a remuneration package no less favourable than that applying to her normal work.
In a welcome decision , the Court of Appeal has overturned the Employment Appeal Tribunal's ruling that a race discrimination claim does not survive the death of the Applicant.
The Department of Trade and Industry has now completed public consultation on two key aspects of the recognition legislation. These will now come into force with the new statutory right to trade union recognition on 6 June 2000.
With legislation such as the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and the Working Time Regulations 1998 requiring that employers keep more and more information on their employees, the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) came into force not a moment too soon.
In a historic challenge brought by the TUC against the Government, the High Court on 23 May 2000 agreed with the TUC, represented by Cherie Booth QC and Thompsons, that the 15 December 1999 cut-off date for parental leave was likely to be unlawful.