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Authors: Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore, Rebecca Lim, Associate, Singapore, Tess Lumsdaine, Senior Associate, Hong Kong Our penultimate e-bulletin of the year, looks at some interesting developments across the region.
Employers considering withholding a statutory redundancy payment, on the ground that they have offered a suitable alternative job which has been refused, should encourage employees to disclose any reasons they have for rejecting the alternative offered prior to a final … Continue reading
On 3 May 2017, the Spanish Supreme Court (the “Supreme Court”) issued a judgment in which it declared that employer’s contributions to (i) medical insurance policies; (ii) life insurance policies; and (iii) pension plans, should be treated in the same way … Continue reading
On 26 March 2017, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was elected as the city's next (and first female) chief executive, after winning 777 votes from a 1,194-member election committee. In a 520-page manifesto, Carrie Lam set out her policy campaign including, … Continue reading
HR practitioners and in-house counsel have often had to think about mutual separations as a way to 'exit' employees. This month, we take a look at some frequently-asked questions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Indonesia and Thailand.
UK: Voluntary redundancy – excluding employee eligible for early retirement is prima facie age discrimination
The EAT has confirmed that excluding an employee who is eligible for early retirement from voluntary redundancy, due to the higher severance costs, is prima facie discrimination on grounds of age. The employer could not argue that the reason, severance … Continue reading
In its decision 75/2011, dated 1 May 2012, Labour Court 3 of Pamplona clarifies the method for calculating severance payments for unfair dismissal. The case refers to an employment contract that was entered into before 12 February 2012 (the date … Continue reading
UK: Voluntary redundancy/early retirement: employers may be able to set budget and use severance cost as a criterion for selection of volunteers
An employer may be justified in selecting those with the cheapest entitlements under a voluntary redundancy/early retirement scheme when seeking to reduce headcount within a fixed budget, despite the indirectly discriminatory effect on a particular age band. In this case the … Continue reading