Category Archives: Discrimination at Work

Obesity and Disability Discrimination – Putting a heavy burden on Employers

All employers have a legal obligation to accommodate their employees’ disabilities in the workplace. Disability discrimination, unlike discrimination related to characteristics such as gender or race, places a positive duty on employers to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for an employee’s disability … Continue reading

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Employment Law Changes taking place in April 2014

There are several key changes to employment law coming into force in April 2014. The following changes to employment law come into effect on 6 April 2014: • Abolition of discrimination questionnaires. Section 67 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform … Continue reading

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What to expect in 2014.

2014 promises to be another year of substantial change in employment law with changes to TUPE 2006 coming in on 31st January 2014 and mandatory pre-claim Acas conciliation (introduced under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013) in April. It … Continue reading

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An Employer cannot merely rely on an Occupational Health Report when deciding whether or not an Employee is disabled.

The Court of Appeal in Gallup v Newport City Council (2013) EWCA Civ 1583 has held that an employer cannot merely rely on an occupational Health report when deciding whether or not an employee is disabled. The facts of the … Continue reading

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John McCririck loses his Age Discrimination Claim

An employment tribunal has held that Channel 4’s decision to remove John McCririck as a presenter of Channel 4 Racing was not direct discrimination on the grounds of his age. The decision was made because of his image and presenting … Continue reading

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