In Child Support Agency (Dudley) v Truman  IRLR 277 EAT, the EAT held that the correct comparator for the purposes of disability-related discrimination in the employment context is a person in comparable circumstances without the relevant disability.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the House of Lords decision in the housing case of London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm  IRLR 700 HL on the appropriate comparator for disability-related discrimination applies to employment cases.
This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers disability discrimination.
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.
In Abbey National plc v Fairbrother EAT/0084/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, in the context of a constructive dismissal claim, the question that should be asked is whether the employer's actions during the grievance procedure fell within the range of reasonable responses.
In Taylor v OCS Group Ltd  IRLR 613 CA, the Court of Appeal holds that defects in the conduct of a disciplinary hearing are capable of being "cured" in an internal appeal even if it does not amount to a full rehearing of the issue. In addition, a deaf employee not given the opportunity to have an interpreter at his disciplinary hearing was not treated less favourably for a reason related to his disability.
Martin Crick, legal officer at the Disability Rights Commission, considers the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Taylor v OCS Group Ltd.
The difficult issue of disability-related discrimination is considered in O'Hanlon v The Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs (30 August 2006).
Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to disability-related discrimination.