Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence  IRLR 728 CA
Reports relating to this case:
Disability discrimination: Associative discrimination principle does not extend to reasonable adjustments duty
- 31 January 2015
In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence  IRLR 728 CA, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the principle of associative discrimination does not extend to an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments.
Associative disability discrimination: Court of Appeal upholds EAT ruling on duty to make reasonable adjustments
- 17 June 2014
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.