Updated to include information on Buchanan v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, in which the EAT dealt with justification in the context of discrimination arising from disability.
Employers that fail to use common sense when dealing with disabled employees will fall foul of discrimination law, as a well-known fitness chain found to its cost in this case.
The claimant alleged that she had been harassed and victimised when the theatre in which she worked changed its shift practices so that she could no longer simply turn up to work each time a show was on and be given work, which had an impact on her ability to care for her disabled husband.
This week's case roundup, covering redundancy and disability discrimination.
The EAT has hinted that the House of Lords should make a clear ruling regarding discrimination of ex-staff under the DDA. By Nicholas Moore, head of employment at Osborne Clarke.
The law on post-termination victimisation has been thrown into further confusion following a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to disability-related victimisation.