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Norton Rose Fulbright | Canada | 15 Jun 2015

Passing the smell test: the duty accommodate employees with scent sensitivities

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal recently considered the types of accommodations employers are required to make with regard The employee, a

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Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom, European Union | 28 Jan 2015

Disability discrimination an update

Employers need to take particular care when making decisions regarding disabled employees and job applicants to ensure they avoid liability for

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Colombia | 1 Nov 2014

Protection from discrimination to disabled employees

Law 1618, 2013 guarantees the recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities, including affirmative actions to eliminate all forms of

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Norton Rose Fulbright | France | 31 Oct 2014

Disability what protection from discrimination do disabled employees have in France?

As a preliminary comment, it should be observed that disabled employees who carry out their professional activity in a normal working environment are

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Germany | 30 Oct 2014

Disability what protection from discrimination do disabled employees have in Germany?

In Germany, discriminating against disabled employees is prohibited by the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz). This

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Venezuela | 29 Oct 2014

Are disabled employees under Venezuelan labour legislation protected from discrimination?

Yes, disabled employees are protected against discrimination in Venezuela pursuant to the Disable Person's Law and the Organic Law on Prevention

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Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom | 29 Oct 2014

Disability what protection from discrimination do disabled employees have in the UK?

Before the Disability Discrimination Act came into force in 1996, there was no specific protection from discrimination for disabled employees in the

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Canada | 26 Sep 2014

Discrimination found where lay-off decision did not consider disability

In the recent decision Besner v Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) held

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Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom, European Union | 14 Aug 2014

Is obesity a disability?

The Advocate General's opinion in a recent European case has raised speculation that severe obesity could be considered a protected characteristic

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Canada | 20 Jun 2014

Employee rights on redundancy avoiding discrimination in organizational restructuring

When job redundancies arise in an organization, whether as result of a merger, restructuring, or downsizing, employers need to remain aware of duties

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