PWC on court accused of discirmination against older workers/applicants:
“PwC hires less than 5% of the 300,000 applicants who apply annually in US.
PwC hired 18% of the applicants who were under 40 to it’s tax and assurance business, while only hiring 3% of the candidates over 40.
Older workers claim that older workers are steered to part-time and seasonal roles are aren’t considers for the entry level roles the company lists as full time opportunities.”
Oz: the self-represented plaintiff argued that UK ruling should also be a standard in the lfipside.
Uber disagreed pointing out to its T&Cs clearly excluding any employment relationship and added that the plaintiff:
- was not required to sport any Uber logo on the vehicle,
- wasn’t required to wear any outfit, and
- was required to bring its own gear (car), maintain it and pay for its insuranc eand additional costs.
Corporate policies are already asking employees to avoid winking emoticons, kissing cats emojis and th elike, in order to avoid internal harassment lawsuits.
Definition of redundancy and economic dififculties have been tightened.
While previously the whole group economic status had to be reviewed, now an employer will only need economic unease at the French branch level to dismiss employees.
EU Working Time Directive makes clear that whether workers are not granted paid annual leave to which they are entitled they must be able to carry over and accumulate those holiday rights from year to year and be compensated for them on termination of employment.
Nice pdf and nifty pictures of the relevance of the EU GDPR to US companies.
UK: Deliveroo’s employees fighted their employer for their worker’s rights.
The Court in London (ACA) applied a slightly different definition of worker, where their personality was a fundamental requirements.
So guess what did Deliveroo do? This company adapted their collective bargaining contract to allow drivers to be replaced by someone else.
The Chief magistrate hopes to be able to listen to the hearing by 30/4/2018, which means Uber will be allowed to run (temporarily) until that date and beyond, until fulfilment of the appeal.
France has been on of those countries to apply Privacy law to the tightest standards in EU.
For this reason, there is a specific regulation of teleworking, on the right to disconnect (from work) and employees’ privacy at work.