Disability-related discrimination

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  • Disability discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include recent decisions on the duty to make reasonable adjustments. See Employment law manual updates: disability discrimination.

  • Fair dismissal of civilian police worker convicted of dangerous driving

    Date:
    5 October 2011
    Type:
    Law reports

    A civilian police worker unsuccessfully claimed unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she lost her job for a dangerous driving conviction. This is an example of an employer legitimately dismissing a worker who has been convicted of a criminal offence outside work.

  • Disability: police officer not discriminated against over threatening behaviour

    Date:
    26 May 2011
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has given short shrift to a police officer's disability discrimination claim over his police force's actions after he displayed violent tendencies at a Christmas party that led his colleagues to fear for their safety. 

  • Case of the week: Disability discrimination

    Date:
    25 May 2011
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers disability discrimination.

  • Case of the week: Disability discrimination

    Date:
    27 September 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers disability discrimination.

  • Disability-related discrimination: Court of Appeal confirms that Malcolm test applies in employment cases

    Date:
    4 August 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the House of Lords decision in the housing case of London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm [2008] IRLR 700 HL on the appropriate comparator for disability-related discrimination applies to employment cases. 

  • Date:
    28 June 2010
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Much of the media attention on the Equality Act 2010 has focused on controversial areas relating to socio-economic inequality, positive action and gender pay reporting. However, the Act's disability discrimination provisions are likely to have much more impact on day-to-day working life. In this article, we take a detailed look at how the Equality Act 2010 deals with disability discrimination and how the current disability discrimination regime will change when the new provisions come into force.

  • Unfair dismissal: Failure properly to consider explanation of uncharacteristic behaviour during hypoglycaemic episode resulted in unfair dismissal

    Date:
    1 June 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In City of Edinburgh Council v Dickson EATS/0038/09, the EAT upheld the employment tribunal's decision that an employee whose employer failed properly to consider his explanation that he had behaved out of character during a hypoglycaemic episode was unfairly dismissed. However, the tribunal's conclusion that the employer's rejection of that explanation amounted to direct and disability-related discrimination was wrong in law and was overturned.

  • Case of the week: Unfair dismissal and disability discrimination

    Date:
    30 March 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Thomas Eggar, covers unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.

  • City of Edinburgh Council v Dickson

    Date:
    23 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal decision that an employee was unfairly dismissed for viewing pornography at work during a “hypoglycaemic episode” brought on by diabetes when he behaved wholly out of character and after which he had no recollection of what he had done. However, it overturned the tribunal decision that the dismissal amounted to disability discrimination.

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