Store manager lawfully dismissed with immediate effect. The manager had, after making private purchases of company products, made false claims for compensation.
The Parliament has finalized a new act regarding state employees to replace the Civil Service Act. The new legislation simplifies the process of employment and aims to reduce access to temporary employment.
The Norwegian Parliament passed an amendment to the Working Environment Act concerning the regulation of whistleblowers. With the amendment, businesses with five or more employees must draw up routines for whistleblowers. Also, the protection of contracted workers is improved.
There is a new act regarding approval of occupational qualifications for employees. The act aims to make it easier for workers from an EEA-state and Switzerland to work in their profession in Norway.
A new discrimination act was passed and will come into force January 1st 2018. The new act combines four different discrimination acts into one general act. Regulations regarding discrimination of workers are regulated in chapter 5 of the act. The act aims to simplify the discrimination legislation.
A police attorney could be dismissed for failing to follow orders and because he failed to show up to work.
Labour Court ruling held that actors from the actor employee organisation do not have the right to have their day off on Sundays. The Court ruled that theater shows on Sundays was not a breach of the tariff regulations.
Employee dismissed from his position as a mechanic, because employer believed his history of frequent sick leaves made it probable they would continue in the future. The employee challenged the dismissal, and the appeal court concluded the dismissal was valid.
An employee was discharged from her position as doctor when she refused to execute a task that conflicted with her conscience. The woman challenged the dismissal, but the district court found that the dismissal was valid.
The Supreme Court found that a boycott initiated by the Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union against Holship Norway AS was contrary to freedom of establishment under the EEA Agreement, and thereby illegal, because it has an unlawful purpose.