Posts Tagged “disability discrimination”

Unreasonable reasonable adjustments and disability discrimination

by Laurie Anstis on August 31, 2011

Section 39(5) of the Equality Act 2010 imposes on an employer a duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee. Section 20(3) describes part of this duty to make reasonable adjustments as a requirement: “where a provision, criterion or (…)

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Compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination claims – the Vento bands

by Laurie Anstis on August 18, 2011

Section 124 of the Equality Act 2010 governs the amount of compensation that can be awarded by an employment tribunal in a successful discrimination claim. This in turn refers to section 119, which provides that: An award of damages may (…)

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Top 5 employment law issues for 2011

by Laurie Anstis on January 3, 2011

2011 looks like being a turbulent year for employment and employment rights. Public sector cutbacks will start to bite, and there is talk of renewed trade union militancy, which could lead to some interesting cases in the field of collective (…)

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The future of discrimination claims

by Laurie Anstis on November 22, 2010

In a couple of weeks time I will be giving a talk about future development of discrimination law and the Equality Act 2010. One part of that will be looking at the trends in discrimination claims. Here is a chart (…)

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Fat is a legal issue

by Laurie Anstis on November 10, 2010

There has been a lot of talk recently about obesity in the workplace. In October, a report in the US suggested that obesity cost business $73 billion, largely due to lost productivity. In the UK, Blackpool Transport’s suspension of two (…)

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