Disability-related discrimination

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  • Disability discrimination: Narrow comparator approved in Malcolm applies in employment context

    Date:
    15 April 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Child Support Agency (Dudley) v Truman [2009] 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.

  • Child Support Agency (Dudley) v Truman

    Date:
    10 February 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held 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.

  • Case of the week: Disability discrimination

    Date:
    5 August 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    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
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Abbey National plc v Fairbrother

    Date:
    23 January 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Unfair dismissal/disability discrimination: Procedural flaws in disciplinary process not cured only by rehearing

    Date:
    1 December 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Taylor v OCS Group Ltd [2006] 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.

  • Disability discrimination: Taylor-made controversy

    Date:
    1 October 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Martin Crick, legal officer at the Disability Rights Commission, considers the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Taylor v OCS Group Ltd.

  • Determining disability-related reasons

    Date:
    1 October 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    The difficult issue of disability-related discrimination is considered in O'Hanlon v The Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs (30 August 2006).

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 September 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 August 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to disability-related discrimination.