A table listing the disability discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2013/14.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) tackled the thorny issue of applying sickness absence criteria in redundancy selection to disabled employees at risk of redundancy.
In a good example for line managers of inappropriate comments in a return-to-work interview, an employment tribunal has found that a sergeant's comments to a police officer returning to work after a stress-related absence constituted disability harassment.
Helen Almond is professional support lawyer, Nigel Cousin and Victoria Davies managing associates and Iain Naylor and Andrew Nealey associates Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the duty to make reasonable adjustments does not extend to disregarding a final warning about attendance that is relied on when taking the decision to dismiss a disabled employee because of his or her level of absenteeism.
David Malamatenios is partner, Linda Quinn, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are senior associates, and Dominic Speedie is an associate at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
Disability discrimination is one of the most difficult, but important, areas of law that HR practitioners will come across. Employment lawyer Laurie Anstis explains how disability discrimination law works - both in theory and in practice.
The Advocate General has issued his opinion on the issue of discrimination on the ground of obesity, stating that, while there is no general principle of EU law prohibiting discrimination on the ground of obesity in its own right, morbid obesity may come within the meaning of "disability" (for the purpose of the Equal Treatment Directive (2000/78/EC)) if it is of such a degree as to hinder full participation in professional life on an equal footing with other employees.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that art.5 of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) which covers reasonable accommodation for disabled people in employment, is limited to measures for the assistance of disabled employees, and does not cover adjustments for individuals who have an association with a disabled person.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to disability discrimination.