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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Mar 2019

Disability passports: a new way to record reasonable adjustments

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has launched a new system of disability passports designed to record the reasonable adjustments agreed between an


Hill Dickinson LLP | USA | 5 Feb 2019

Student mental ill health: some legal implications

Well-publicised tragedies have raised public awareness of the rise in mental ill health among students. It was reported that in 2017-18, 95 students


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Jan 2019

Supreme Court gives guidance on 'unfavourable' treatment in relation to disability discrimination

Mr Williams was employed by Swansea University from June 2000 until he retired for ill-health reasons aged 38 in June 2013


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Nov 2018

Was it discriminatory to issue a disciplinary warning for a high number of disability-related absences?

The EAT has held that an employer’s decision to issue an employee with a Disciplinary warning, after she had 60 days off sick in 12 months, amounted


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 16 May 2018

Discrimination arising from disability: does an employer need to know that the disability is the underlying cause?

The Court of Appeal has recently held that a claim for discrimination arising from disability does not require the employer to know that disability is


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Jun 2017

Disability discrimination: redundancy situation identified because of long-term sick leave

What happens when an employer realises, during an employee’s long-term sickness absence, that they can manage quite well without the employee and


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Jan 2017

Medical evidence not required for personal injury awards

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the Employment Tribunal was entitled to make a personal injury award in respect of disability


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 22 Jul 2016

ADR Bodies Named in UK Regulations

Last week saw CEDR Services Limited and Consumer Dispute Resolution Limited written into the legislation as designated ADR bodies for consumer


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Jun 2016

Discrimination arising from disability: EAT’s decision makes it even easier to establish discrimination

In Risby -v- London Borough of Waltham Forest (UKEAT031815) a disabled employee dismissed for making angry and racist comments when his training


Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 9 May 2016

Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd and others -v- Hodkinson

By writing to an employee while she was on sick leave for work-related stress, raising concerns with her employment that were neither serious nor

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