The European Court of Justice has confirmed that a reduction in working hours can be regarded as reasonable accommodation for disabled workers where the reduction makes it possible for the worker to continue in employment and does not represent a disproportionate burden on the employer.
This Northern Ireland tribunal case about the definition of disability considers the dividing line between an individual having a learning disability and simply having difficulty with literacy or numeracy.
Claire Thomas is managing associate, and Chris McAvoy, Joelle Parkinson, David Rintoul, and Gerri Hurst associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
In X v Mid Sussex Citizens' Advice Bureau and another  IRLR 146 SC, the Supreme Court held that the Equal Treatment Framework Directive does not encompass volunteers within the scope of "occupation". Accordingly, a volunteer who was not engaged under a worker's contract was not protected by the domestic legislation.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered whether or not an obese individual who suffered from multiple symptoms was disabled for the purposes of disability discrimination legislation.
Victoria Bell is a managing associate and Chris McAvoy, Poppy Fildes, Rosie Kight and Helen Samuel are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to disability discrimination.