The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the dismissal of a teacher for showing an 18-rated film to a class of vulnerable 15- and 16-year-olds amounted to unfavourable treatment arising from his disability and was not justified.
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
This employment tribunal held that a bus company's decision to dismiss a disabled employee amounted to discrimination arising from disability. The justification defence failed because the tribunal found that there were a number of other options available that would have amounted to a less discriminatory means of achieving a safe place of work.
We round up three recent employment tribunal awards for discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010. The compensation awarded in these three cases totals over £25,000.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it could be discrimination arising from disability to dismiss a disabled employee who used racist language after becoming angry about not being able to access a training venue. Clare Gregory and Aaron Lyons explain the implications of this decision for employers.
In Risby v London Borough of Waltham Forest EAT/0318/15, the EAT affirmed that a finding of unfavourable treatment because of "something arising in consequence of" a claimant's disability can be made where there is no direct connection between the disability and the conduct leading to that treatment.
We discuss a number of recent cases that concern NHS employers but that could also apply more widely.
We explain how three common scenarios can lead to a tribunal claim for discrimination arising from disability.
The employment tribunal has upheld a claim for discrimination arising from disability against an employer that withdrew a job offer when it discovered the extent of the claimant's previous long-term ill-health absences.
In Pnaiser v NHS England and another  IRLR 170 EAT, the EAT held that a former employer unlawfully discriminated against a disabled employee who had taken significant disability-related sick leave in giving her a negative reference, and her prospective employer discriminated by withdrawing the job offer.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to discrimination "arising from" disability.