Donelien v Liberata UK

    Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last time we looked at age discrimination, sex discrimination and equal pay in changes to employee pensions. This week, to complete the discrimination bingo card you all keep, we have a case on disability discrimination. This case focuses on knowledge of disability. […]

By |2019-12-24T20:40:25+00:00February 16th, 2018|Disability Discrimination|0 Comments

The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey

  Ms Coffey, the Claimant, was a police officer for the Wiltshire Constabulary. During a medical, she was found to have suffered hearing loss and tinnitus but was allowed to remain employed after passing a functionality test. She was not considered disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act. The Chief Constable of Norfolk v […]

By |2019-12-25T11:09:05+00:00January 18th, 2018|Disability Discrimination|0 Comments

Rochford v WNS Global Services

  Our final case is another update on a case we have covered before. The case has since been heard in the Court of Appeal who upheld the ET and EAT’s decisions. In short, the Claimant was off work due to sickness and was disabled for the purpose of the Equality Act. The Respondent started […]

Taylor v Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd – Is diabetes type 2 classed as a disability?

Welcome back to your weekly update. We can’t bring you sunny weather but we can bring you an interesting case on disability discrimination! The Question today is: Is diabetes type 2 classed as a disability? Under the Equality Act you are disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial, adverse, […]

By |2019-12-28T13:14:57+00:00May 19th, 2017|Disability Discrimination, Tribunal Awards|0 Comments

The Government Legal Service v Brookes – Is it discriminatory to make an applicant with Asperger’s syndrome sit a situational judgment test as part of the recruitment process?

Our final case this week is about disability discrimination, reasonable adjustments and psychometric testing done during recruitment. The question in this case was: Is it discriminatory to make an applicant with Asperger’s syndrome sit a situational judgment test as part of the recruitment process? Ms Brookes, the Claimant, applied for a position at the Government […]

Discrimination by Association

Hello and welcome back to your weekly dose of case law. Last week’s newsletter looked at all the changes that came into force this week. It also had a link to our slides which inexplicably did not work for which we apologise. However, the slides and other seminar materials are now available on our website. […]

By |2019-12-28T13:20:31+00:00April 10th, 2017|Disability Discrimination|0 Comments

Alleged Disability Discrimination

Good morning, and welcome back to your weekly case law update – the perfect start to any Friday. Last week we looked at mobility clauses and unfair dismissal. This week we will be looking at alleged disability discrimination and harassment. Our previous update of G4S v Powell explains that S6 of the Equality Act 2010 defines […]

PJH Law News – Discrimination double whammy

To round off this month’s newsletter we would like to announce that the firm has settled two discrimination cases this month. The claims were for race and disability respectively and very positive outcomes were achieved for both clients. If you would like advice on any of the issues discussed in this newsletter please contact us. If […]

G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell

Greetings and welcome back to our weekly case law update. Last week’s case was a key judgment for those who regularly engage in without prejudice protected conversations. This week’s case will examine disability discrimination and suitable alternative roles. Under the S6.1 of the Equality Act 2010 a person is disabled if they have a physical […]

By |2019-12-28T13:28:41+00:00September 9th, 2016|Disability Discrimination, Equal Pay|0 Comments

Lamb v The Business Academy Bexley – Can a Failure to Properly Investigate a grievance Amount to Disability Discrimination

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week’s newsletter examined the impact of leaving the E.U on HR and explained new Gender Pay Gap Reporting developments. This week’s case concerns bullying, grievance investigations and disability discrimination. The question today: Can a failure to properly investigate a grievance amount to failure to […]

British Cycling – A guide to discrimination and harassment

Our recent blog history might suggest that football is the only sport with a history of employment law issues. Well, we can now address this imbalance after the recent revelations about British Cycling technical director, Shane Sutton. Cyclist Jess Varnish, who has recently been dropped by GB Cycling after failing to qualify for the Rio […]

Jonas Gutierrez – Verdict

Last month we mentioned that former Newcastle player, Jonas Gutierrez, was fighting a disability discrimination claim against his former employer. Mr Gutierrez has since won his case. Mr Gutierrez was found to have been prevented from activating an appearance related contract extension after Newcastle United dropped him from the team following his cancer diagnosis and did […]

Tribunal Watch – Mental health attitudes

The recent case of Wickers v Colchester Visionplus Ltd t/a Specsavers Opticians indicates that Tribunals will not rule favourably on employers who have insensitive attitudes towards mental health issues. Following some attendance and performance issues, Ms Vickers became teary during an appraisal. She was later diagnosed with depression. She mentioned this to a director and […]

Brighton v Tesco Stores Ltd – Can medical evidence produced by a Claimant be ignored?

Good morning and welcome back to our weekly case law update. Last week we had a two for one on case law, and, whilst we’re talking about two for one deals, how about a ticket to our employment update AND a bacon roll, for free!! Due to popular demand our 14th Annual Employment Law Update now […]