Breaking Legal News From Serbia And The World
|Serbia: Foreign investor against domestic union
The Italian company “Valy” submitted a private criminal complaint to the Court in Belgrade against the president of the United Trade Unions of Serbia “Sloga” Željko Veselinović, claiming that with his statements in public, he intended to damage the business reputation and creditworthiness of that company, and after its decision in 2021 to declare 150 workers in the factories in Valjevo and Loznica redundant, where single mothers and widows have lost their jobs.
|The Netherlands: Sustainability or Delusion
The Dutch subsidiary of Air France, KLM is facing accusations from a large number of environmental organizations for misleading the public regarding the sustainability of its “green” flights. The airline tried to resolve the dispute with the mentioned organizations peacefully before filing lawsuits, but as things stand now, the problem will be resolved in court.
|USA: No groping at work
The operator of 10 McDonald’s franchises has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle allegations that the manager of the restaurant chain used sexual references in conversations with employees and often groped them at work. Some of the employees are teenagers. This is not the first time that this kind of thing has happened in the mentioned restaurant chain, and whether it will be the last remains to be seen.
|USA: Protection of values or protection of business
Ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has filed a lawsuit against its parent Unilever Plc to prevent it from selling part of the business to an Israeli licensee. As they say, doing business in the occupied East Bank would be contrary to their values, and their brand would be under attack. On the other hand, Israel and certain groups accuse the mentioned company of anti-Semitism.
|Europe: Glovo under investigation
The company Delivery Hero, which is the majority owner of the delivery application “Glovo”, is under investigation by the competent authorities of the European Commission due to the suspicion that it violated regulations on market share. If the suspicions are proven, the company could pay a fine of up to 10% of the entire turnover.