ERA Survey

Our partner ERA (Academy of European Law) is currently running a survey with the aim of improving its provision of training in EU law to judges, lawyers, prosecutors, in-house counsel and other legal practitioners.

Conferences by EELA partner ERA

EU Gender Equality Law

Trier, 23-24 February 2015 (free of charge / travel and accommodation costs reimbursable)

- Netherlands

Modernisation of Dutch law on leave and working hours regulations

The Dutch Senate passed the Modernisation of Leave and Working Hours Regulations Bill on 16 December 2014. The idea behind this legislative change was to make it easier for employees to combine work with care responsibilities. To accomplish this, the bill amended the Work and Care Act and the Working Hours (Adjustment) Act. Most of the amendments took effect on 1 January 2015.

- England and Wales

Territorial scope: EAT finds that an employee who worked remotely in Australia was entitled to bring unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claims in an English employment tribunal.

The EAT has ruled that an employee of a British company, who worked remotely in Australia for family reasons, was protected against unfair dismissal and whistleblowing detriment by the Employment Rights Act 1996 and entitled to pursue employment claims in the London employment tribunal (Lodge v Dignity & Choice in Dying and another)

- England and Wales

ECJ confirms that obesity may be a disability

The ECJ has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: "entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers" (Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v. Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the Municipality of Billund).