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Reasonable adjustments swapping jobs

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 11 2010

In the recent case of Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police v Jelic, the EAT held that a reasonable adjustment for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act can include swapping the job of a disabled employee with that of another employee

Employee in breach of implied duty of trust and confidence cannot claim constructive dismissal

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 11 2010

The EAT has held, in the case of Aberdeen City Council v McNeill, that an employee, who at the time of their resignation is themselves in breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence, is not entitled to claim constructive dismissal on the basis of the employer's breach of trust and confidence

EAT decision on combined indirect sex and race discrimination

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 17 2009

In Ministry of Defence v DeBique, the EAT upheld a tribunal's decision that a female soldier from a Commonwealth country, who was also a single parent, was indirectly discriminated against on the grounds of sex and race

Age discriminatory pay protection always potentially justifiable

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2009

In Pulham v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the EAT has held that, unlike the position in relation to sex discrimination and equal pay, pay protection arrangements that discriminate on the basis of age are always potentially justifiable