Employment Edit - what's new in employment law

Death does not relieve an employer of obligations to make payments in lieu of untaken holiday; ECJ considers whether obesity is classed as a disability; Employment Practices Bill published in draft.

19 June 2014

Welcome to Employment Edit, our regular update giving the pick of the key developments in employment law from the last couple of weeks:

  • The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that the death of a worker does not relieve an employer of the obligation to make a payment in lieu of untaken holiday
  • Is obesity a disability and is discrimination on the grounds of obesity contrary to EU law? These are two questions being considered by the ECJ as a result of a referral by a Danish court in the case of Karsten Kaltoft v Billund Kommune
  • The Employment Practices Bill, which is intended to apply to employers who offer residential accommodation to employees as part of their employment package, has been published in draft following its first reading in the House of Lords

If you would like more information, or specific advice, please contact Roger Bull, or get in touch with your usual Burges Salmon contact.

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