What to do about #MeToo?

The #MeToo movement began on social media in October 2017 following the accusations of sexual abuse levelled against the film producer Harvey Weinstein. The #MeToo movement encourages victims of sexual harassment to tweet about it. After this hashtag was launched, a lot of people  started talking about the sexual...

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Dismissing troublesome WC member despite termination ban

Members of works councils (“WC members”) enjoy special protection from dismissal. One persistent misunderstanding is that it is impossible to dismiss WC members. This is certainly possible, provided that the reason for dismissal is not linked to actual membership of the WC. A recent judgment of the District Court...

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EWC not entitled to pull rank

International groups of companies with a European Works Council (“EWC”) must bear in mind that this EWC also has to be consulted if there’s to be a reorganisation within a single group company in a single Member State. There is admittedly a requirement that the reorganisation could also have...

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Littler expands to Scandinavian market

We are very pleased to announce that Homble Olsby, a boutique Norwegian labour and employment law firm, is joining Littler’s global platform. Homble Olsby is a great addition to the platform and will coordinate Littler’s work throughout the whole Norwegian region, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden. For further...

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