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The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), delivered his opinion today on obesity discrimination. He concluded that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of obesity where it has reached such a degree that it hinders participation in professional life.
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Clyde & Co is pleased to announce the arrival of Christopher Jobson into the firm’s Abu Dhabi office. Christopher joins from Eversheds where he was the firm’s Middle East Regional Chairman.
Nigel Brooke, Head of Reinsurance at Clyde & Co outlines the changes The Law Commissions are about to produce in a final bill, bringing into effect their long-awaited proposals for reform of insurance law. They have been working on these reforms for 8 years and are now striving to ensure their bill makes it onto the statute books before the end of March 2015 (and ahead of the next election).
On 17 July 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will decide whether obese employees should be classified as disabled, and so have the benefit of legal protection from being discriminated against because of their obesity.
The introduction of a universal right to request flexible working, (not limited to childcare), which comes in on 30th June, has been well trailed. There are though, a few implications that have not been discussed as much.
Clyde & Co has advised Galliford Try Investments on the Kent County Council’s GBP 40 million 25-year PFI project to provide housing for the most vulnerable individuals and families in Kent.
Clyde & Co is pleased to announce that it is opening an office in Southern California, headed by Joe Walsh, formerly a partner at Keesal, Young & Logan.