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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Jul 2012

Requiring a disabled employee to use annual leave to supplement pay on phased return to work was not disability discrimination

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that requiring a disabled employee to use annual leave to supplement pay during part time return to work was not disability discrimination.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Sep 2011

More interesting facts & figures

Following on from our e-update last month on the Employment Tribunals Annual Statistics Report for 20102011, the information in relation to average and highest awards has now been released.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Mar 2011

Chancellor shelves rules on "costly" dual discrimination claims

As part of the 2011 Budget announced yesterday, the Chancellor's Plan for Growth sees the dual discrimination rules which were soon to be introduced under the Equality Act 2010 scrapped.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Mar 2011

Schools to face more disability discrimination claims after Friday

Friday this week (18 March 2011) marks the start of discrimination disability claims by pupils and their parents and guardians being heard by the Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland (ASNTS).

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Oct 2010

Equality Act 2010 provisions come into force & minimum wage increases today

The Equality Act 2010 is likely to be one of the most influential pieces of legislation for years.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Sep 2010

Equality Act restriction on services - a disservice to charities?

The Equality Act 2010 ('the Act') consolidates anti-discrimination legislation into one document.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Jul 2010

It's a fair cop: police force fall foul of DDA provisions

The recent case of Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police v Jelic (UKEAT049109CEA) raised some interesting questions regarding the scope of an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 29 May 2009

Sick notes or fit notes?

Every year it is estimated that around 350,000 people leave work to claim health-related benefits and around 172 million working days are lost due to sickness absence.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 5 May 2009

Equality Bill published

The long awaited Equality Bill has been published.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Mar 2009

Right to request flexible working to be extended from April, as planned

At present, only parents with a child under 6 (or under 18 if the child is disabled) and carers of adults, have a statutory right to make a request for flexible working.

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