Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest European trends and risks as well as developments from the European institutions.

Dress codes – are bans no longer banned?

David Merlin-Jones

Dress codes are back in the news again this week. The European Advocate General (AG) Kokott gave an opinion in Achbita and anor v G4S Secure Solutions NV (C-157/15) that a security company’s ban on headscarves in its dress code and its subsequent dismissal of a Muslim woman, who refused to take hers off, was Read More

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Big data put to work

Inge Vanderreken

Data protection rules are being tightened to protect the privacy of consumers and employees across the world. In Europe, a new Regulation is being drawn up, which is backed up with the threat of significant financial penalties and criminal sanctions. The ECJ is also bolstering the right to data protection by giving individuals enhanced control Read More

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