Monthly Archives: June 2015

Type 2 Diabetes and the Definition of Disability

Whilst people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis or HIV are automatically deemed to be disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, in the case of other illnesses, whether or not a worker is disabled will depend on whether … Continue reading

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Land Registry Discriminated Against Disabled Employees

Badly drafted employment conditions can have embarrassing consequences, as a government agency discovered when it was found to have discriminated against disabled workers whose bonuses were docked due to their absence on sick leave (Land Registry v Houghton and Others). … Continue reading

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Failure to Take Legal Advice Costs Tenant

In a cautionary tale for any commercial tenant who thinks professional legal advice is an unnecessary luxury, a shopkeeper who would have been entitled to substantial compensation on the early surrender of her lease will go without a penny – … Continue reading

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DRESS CODES AND RELIGION – CAN DRESS CODES BE DISCRIMINATORY?

Most employers have dress codes.  Employers stipulate work wear requirements for a range of sensible reasons, ranging from image, to work requirements to health and safety factors. There have however been a number of cases where employees have complained to … Continue reading

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