We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.

Search

Clear all

Refine your search

20 results found

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Oct 2010

Equality Act in force today

The main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 come into force today, 1 October 2010.

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Sep 2010

Disability-related discrimination: Malcolm comparator test applies in employment cases

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the narrow comparator test set down by the House of Lords in London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm (2008) (a housing case) applies to employment cases of disability-related discrimination (Aylott v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council).

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Sep 2010

EAT grants only limited postponement to allow investigation into linked fraud

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided, in the case of Gloucestershire Constabulary v Peters, that it was appropriate to grant a stay (sist) of disability discrimination tribunal proceedings for a limited period, pending a criminal investigation into the Claimant's suspected fraudulent sick pay claims.

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Jul 2010

Actual not perceived disability required. but a short-lived distinction?

In two recent cases, the EAT has confirmed that an actual disability is required for an employee to succeed with a claim under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Jun 2010

The Queen's Speech 2010: employment law impact

The new government's legislative plans for the next 18 months were announced in the Queen's Speech on 25 May 2010.

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Jun 2010

Reasonable adjustments swapping jobs

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.

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2010

DWP publishes guidance on new fit notes

Following consultation with business groups and medical representatives, the Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance for employers and medical practitioners on the new statement of fitness to work (commonly referred to as a fit note).

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2010

A disability-related reason for misconduct did not mean dismissal was on grounds of disability

In City of Edinburgh Council v Dickson, the EAT has held that an employer's rejection of a disability-related explanation for an act of misconduct did not in itself amount to disability discrimination.

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Feb 2010

The sick note is dead. Long live the fit note

From 6 April this year, UK employers will no longer be presented with the traditional sick note setting out the reason for an employee's absence.

Article

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Jan 2010

Moving a disabled employee to an alternative workplace can be a reasonable adjustment

In order to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled store manager, as required under the Disability Discrimination Act, the employer proposed moving the manager to a different store, invoking a mobility clause in her contract of employment.

Previous page 1 2