The Employment Appeal Tribunal has contradicted its previous decisions by saying that the 10% uplift on general damages in civil claims ordered by the Court of Appeal does not apply to compensation for injury to feelings caused by discrimination.
David Malamatenios is a partner, and Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
Helen Almond is professional support lawyer, Nigel Cousin and Victoria Davies managing associates and Iain Naylor and Andrew Nealey associates Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the duty to make reasonable adjustments does not extend to disregarding a final warning about attendance that is relied on when taking the decision to dismiss a disabled employee because of his or her level of absenteeism.
David Malamatenios is partner, Linda Quinn, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are senior associates, and Dominic Speedie is an associate at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that art.5 of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) which covers reasonable accommodation for disabled people in employment, is limited to measures for the assistance of disabled employees, and does not cover adjustments for individuals who have an association with a disabled person.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person did not include disregarding the absence triggers in its attendance policy that resulted in the employer commencing formal action against the disabled person because of the level of her absence.
In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence EAT/0227/13, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that there is no arguable case that an employer was under a duty of reasonable adjustment in relation to a non-disabled employee who requested a change of job location for the benefit of her disabled daughter.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the duty to make reasonable adjustments in relation to disabled persons.