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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 6 Jun 2017

Disability discrimination: refusal to adapt multiple choice test for job applicant suffering from aspergers was discriminatory

The EAT has upheld a tribunal's decision that a job applicant suffering from Aspergers was discriminated against when her prospective employer

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 2 May 2017

Unfair dismissal and race discrimination: poor attitude to organisational change can constitute gross misconduct

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's poor attitude to organisational change had amounted to gross misconduct, and that flaws in the

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 2 May 2017

Indirect discrimination: no need to establish the reason for a particular disadvantage

In two conjoined cases, (Essop and Naeem) the Supreme Court considered whether a claimant in an indirect discrimination claim has to prove the reason

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 7 Mar 2017

Discrimination: refusal of five week holiday to attend religious festivals in Sardinia was not indirect religious discrimination

Participation in religious festivals in Sardinia can be a genuine manifestation of religious belief, and so protected. However, in this case, the

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 6 Feb 2017

Discrimination arising from disability: employer's knowledge about the consequences of an employee's disability

The EAT has held that knowledge of the consequences of a disability is not required for claims of discrimination arising from a disability. Mr Grosset

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 10 Jan 2017

Disability discrimination: work stress

In this case, the EAT provided guidance on when stress caused by difficulties at work may be a disability. Mr Herry was employed as a teacher and part

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 5 Oct 2016

Indirect discrimination and flexible working: needs of other employees can justify indirect discrimination

In this case, the EAT held that an employer's need to balance the rights and needs of its workforce can be a legitimate aim to be used in a

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 6 Sep 2016

Disability discrimination: Pay protection may be a reasonable adjustment

Mr Powell was employed by G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd (G4S) as an engineer responsible for maintaining cash point machines. He developed lower back

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 5 Jul 2016

Discrimination: belief in public sector inefficiency may be protected

In this case, the EAT considered whether a belief that public service is improperly wasteful of money could be a belief protected by discrimination

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 5 Jul 2016

Religious discrimination: dismissal of teacher who stood by her marriage vows was discriminatory

Dismissal of a teacher who stood by her sex offender husband was indirect religious discrimination. In this case, the EAT considered whether a

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