The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that non-disabled employees who are treated less favourably or harassed because of their association with a disabled person can bring a claim under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). This More...03 December 2009 08:00
In Meerts v Proost , the ECJ said that a worker who was dismissed without notice during a period of part-time parental leave was entitled to receive compensation for their notice pay based on their full-time salary. Under UK law, employees who are dismi More...03 December 2009 08:00
A recent ruling has shone the spotlight on the rights of employees who care for a disabled person. Matthew Clayton answers key questions on the ramifications.
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X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau and another UKEAT/0220/08, 30 October 2009
The claimant (X), who was disabled, applied to be a volunteer with the Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) working four to five hours per week. She s More...11 November 2009 11:28
A former employee is bringing legal proceedings against an investment firm owner for alleged sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
Jordan Wimmer is claiming £4m compensation from Mark Lowe, of City firm Nomos Capital, w More...10 November 2009 09:52
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Poor mental health at work: are employers doing enough? Should they have to take responsibility for non work-related mental health issues?
A new EAT ruling says that volunteers are not covered by the Disab More...06 November 2009 17:03
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that volunteers are not protected by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), as they are not covered by the specific term 'occupation'.
Last week, the EAT handed down a ruling in the case of X More...06 November 2009 13:00
A pilot scheme offering internships to those with learning difficulties to help them find employment has been launched by the government today.
Project Search provides a series of internships with employers, allowing interns to gain valuable socia More...30 October 2009 16:56
Private sector carers will now be afforded the same rights as those in the public sector following a landmark employment tribunal ruling today. The ruling Coleman v Attridge Law will enable private sector carers to make a claim under the Disabili More...30 October 2009 16:32
Some of the UK's top employers still have a significant way to go in meeting the needs of disabled employees and customers, the Employers' Forum on Disability (EFD) has warned. The membership group's Disability Standard - an in-depth biennial self- More...29 October 2009 00:01
Musculoskeletal disorders account for almost half of all sick absence, the Work Foundation has revealed. The Fit for Work Europe report, conducted by the Foundation, found 49% of all sickness absences in Europe were caused by musculoskeletal condit More...30 September 2009 08:34
A law student with a prosthetic arm who claimed she did not fit the "look" of clothes store Abercrombie & Fitch was awarded £9,000 last month. Riam Dean, 22, said she was banned from the floor of the clothing retailer's flagship London store and More...02 September 2009 12:22
The House of Lords has ruled that "likely" means "could well happen" when considering whether someone is disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). More...02 September 2009 12:12
Fareham College Corporation (FCC) appealed against an Employment Tribunal's finding of disability discrimination arising from a failure to make reasonable adjustments and disability-related discrimination in respect of Mrs Walters' dismissal. More...02 September 2009 12:09
A paramedic who allegedly joked that Christmas was to be replaced by "lesbian single-mother Muslim day" is facing a misconduct hearing, the Telegraph has reported.
Karl Touhey, 40, made offensive comments about Muslims, obese people, h More...02 September 2009 09:36
Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police v Cumming
Ms K Cumming is employed by the Lothian and Borders Police as an operations co-ordinator. She was also a special constable until February 2008. She passed the police entrance exam to More...01 September 2009 12:13
Employers are still not doing enough to adjust their workplaces to accommodate people with disabilities or long-term health conditions, despite the government making it tougher for such people to get benefits.
A poll of 600 employers by consultancy More...25 August 2009 16:45
A police sergeant who could only whisper is suing the force after failing to get a job training dogs , the Mirror has reported. Catherine Gilbert has dysphonia - the impaired ability to make sounds with her voice. An employment tribunal in Ashfo More...20 August 2009 10:18
A student with a prosthetic arm who did not fit the "look" of clothes store Abercrombie & Fitch was awarded £9,000 in compensation yesterday, the Daily Mail has reported.
Riam Dean, 22, said she was banned from the floor of the clothing r More...14 August 2009 08:58
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has joined the Face Equality at Work campaign, in an effort to prove its commitment to treating staff with disfigurements both fairly and equally. In joining the campaign, the retailer has followed companies such as Shel More...03 August 2009 07:05