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Failure to make reasonable adjustments can render a dismissal unlawful

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 Where a dismissal could have been avoided by making a reasonable adjustment (such as a phased return to work or a move to a different job), the employer's failure to make the reasonable adjustment meant that the dismissal itself amounted to discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act....

Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


Sleeping-in allowance counts towards minimum wage

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 The case of Smith v Oxeter Learning Disability NHS Trust concerned a worker who was contracted to work 15 hours per week at a residential care home and occasionally required to sleep at the care home to be on call for night duty....

Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


Meaning of "likely" under the DDA

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 The House of Lords has held that the phrase 'likely to recur' in relation to the definition of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act must be given a wide meaning (SCA Packaging Limited v Boyle)....

Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


TUPE and insolvency

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 The Court of Appeal has heard the appeal in Oakland v Wellswood (Yorkshire) Ltd....

Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


TUPE and liability for equal pay

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the EAT, in Gutridge v Sodexo, that following a TUPE transfer a transferee can be liable for the transferor's equal pay breaches....

Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.