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UK: Disability - employers acting on wrong assumptions about medical conditions risk perceived disability discrimination claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2018

Employers should take extra care when considering rejecting a job applicant because of a concern that a health condition is likely to deteriorate


UK: Court of Appeal reinstates burden of proof for discrimination claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that the EAT ruling in Efobi v Royal Mail Group (that it is not incumbent on the claimant in a discrimination claim to


Companies and the rights of people with disabilities: What actions should be taken?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Global
  • December 1 2017

As companies increase their efforts to comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("UNGP"), the International Day of Persons


UK: Discrimination - burden of proof ruling highlights need for employers to present positive case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2017

In Efobi v Royal Mail the EAT has ruled that it is not incumbent on the claimant in a discrimination claim to prove a prima facie case: it is for the


Australia: WHS Discrimination - A Question of Fact
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • May 8 2017

A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal has considered the 'prohibition against discrimination' offence provisions in the


UK: Legislation - consultations on caste discrimination, electronic balloting and reforming the tribunal system
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

On 28 March the Government Equality Office published its long-awaited consultation on caste discrimination, announced back in September 2016. The


UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 3 2017

The European Court of Justice has finally handed down its judgment in two cases involving employees dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf at


Hong Kong: damages for injury to feelings and exemplary damages
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 28 2017

As a general rule, employees bringing a claim for damages against their employer will need to demonstrate that they have suffered financial loss as a


UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York


Brexit: Pensions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 16 2017

The EU regulatory framework currently impacts on UK pension schemes in a number of ways