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Has the fit notes system changed employers' obligations under the disability discrimination legislation?
Is medical evidence usually relied upon in a disability discrimination case?
If an employee is dismissed because of a disability, is the employer acting unlawfully?
Must an employee resign before pursuing a discrimination claim?
In what circumstances could an employer's requirements and conditions of the job lead to claims of discrimination?
If a job is being advertised internally, can it be made clear if the job is unsuitable for physically disabled candidates?
Is it permissible for an employer to state in a job advert that applicants must hold a full driving licence?
Can an employer reject candidates for employment on the basis that they smoke?
How can an employer ensure that its application forms are not discriminatory?
Is it unlawful for an employer to ask on an application form whether or not a candidate has a disability?
Under the Equality Act 2010 can an employer still ask questions about a prospective employee's health?
How can an employer ensure that line managers draw up a shortlist for a position without unlawfully discriminating against applicants?
Is it unlawful to exclude a job applicant from the shortlist on the grounds that his or her disability would cause practical difficulties for the employer?
If a job candidate is unable to attend an interview on the date or at the time proposed by the employer, is the employer obliged to rearrange the interview to suit the candidate's requirements?
If a job applicant has suffered from a debilitating illness in the past, can he or she be excluded from the shortlist?
Are there any risks attached to asking job candidates about the number of days' sickness absence they have had in the past year?
Can an employer be held liable if an unsuccessful applicant provides evidence that he or she may have been discriminated against during an interview?
In an interview what steps must an employer take to accommodate a disabled candidate for a job?
Is it unlawful to refer to a disabled candidate's disabilities during an interview?
Is it a breach of the law on disability discrimination to ask about health during recruitment?
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