Meaning of disability

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  • Employment law manual updates: disability discrimination

    Date:
    27 April 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The disability discrimination section of the Employment law manual has been updated to include information on cases relating to the definition of disability, harassment and discrimination arising from disability.

  • Disability discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on recent decisions on the definition of disability, harassment and discrimination arising from disability. See Employment law manual updates: disability discrimination.

  • ECJ case law round-up: recent discrimination decisions

    Date:
    7 December 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    We round up three recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgments about discrimination. The ECJ has recently considered: temporary incapacity caused by a workplace accident in Barcelona; the recruitment age limit for Basque police officers; and survivors' pensions for same-sex partners in Ireland.

  • Belief in proper use of public money can be philosophical belief

    Date:
    9 August 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ordered the employment tribunal to reconsider whether or not a claimant's philosophical belief in the "proper and efficient use of public money in the public sector" is protected under the Equality Act 2010. Kate Hodgkiss explains the EAT's decision.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 July 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Disability: NHS worker's claim over blood phobia rejected

    Date:
    8 June 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected a reasonable adjustments claim by an NHS worker with severe phobias of blood and needles. Ryan Stringer explains this recent decision on reasonable adjustments for a disabled person.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Obesity discrimination: UK disability laws incompatible with EU Directive

    Date:
    27 April 2016
    Type:
    News

    UK laws preventing discrimination against people based on their size should be reformed, according to analysis of obesity discrimination made by an employment tribunal judge.

  • Discrimination arising from disability: director's unsympathetic comments about mental illness

    Date:
    5 April 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    This tribunal decision concerned a director who made dismissive comments about an employee's medical condition instead of considering whether or not she had a disability. The tribunal found the employer had constructive knowledge of the claimant's disability and the comments were discrimination arising from her disability.

  • Meaning of disability: lifting up to 25kg is "normal day-to-day activity"

    Date:
    1 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Lifting up to 25kg is a "normal day-to-day activity" when deciding whether or not someone is disabled under the Equality Act 2010. Imogen Noons explains a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision on the definition of disability.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to the meaning of disability for the purposes of the disability discrimination legislation.