London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm [2008] IRLR 700 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Disability discrimination: House of Lords overturns Clark v Novacold

    Date:
    29 September 2008

    In London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm [2008] IRLR 700, the House of Lords held that the comparator for the purposes of disability-related discrimination should be construed narrowly, contrary to the Court of Appeal ruling in Clark v TDG t/a Novacold. It also held that disability discrimination cannot be established unless the alleged discriminator knew that the complainant was disabled.

  • Case of the week: Disability discrimination

    Date:
    5 August 2008

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers disability discrimination.

  • Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm

    Date:
    2 July 2008

    In a decision that could have a significant impact on employment cases, the House of Lords has overturned the Court of Appeal decision that a disabled tenant was discriminated against by his landlord.