Labour & European Law Review
17 July 2019
Following a review of the Modern Slavery Act, the government has published its response along with a consultation paper on how it might improve compliance with the legislation (...).
According to the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras v Deutsche Bank SAE, employers are required by European law to keep a record of hours worked by their staff to ensure they are abiding by the requirements in the Working Time Directive and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (...).
Although European law recognises the right to freedom of religion, the Court of Appeal held in Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust that it was not unfair to dismiss a nurse for proselytising when filling in a pre-operative form about a patient’s religion. This was not only inappropriate, but it was also contrary to a reasonable management instruction not to engage with patients unless asked by them to do so (...).