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Category: discrimination

  • Posted on January 30, 2017
    In Department for Work and Pensions v Brindley UKEAT/0123/16, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that it had jurisdiction to hear a second disability discrimination claim despite the parties settling a previous claim under a COT3. A COT3 is an agreement which records the terms of settlement of an employment tribunal claim, or potential claim.
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  • Posted on January 26, 2017
    Mr Paulley, a wheelchair user, sought to board a bus operated by FirstGroup on 24 February 2012. The wheelchair space marked with a notice which read ‘Please give up this space for a wheelchair user’ was occupied by a sleeping child in a pushchair. The bus driver asked the child’s mother to vacate but the mother refused and the driver took no further action.
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  • Posted on January 24, 2017
    In Taylor v Ladbrokes Gaming & Betting UK Ltd, the Claimant appealed a finding of the employment tribunal that he was not disabled by virtue of his type 2 diabetes. Following his dismissal, the Claimant bought claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination asserting that he had been disabled for almost a year before his dismissal.
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  • Posted on December 23, 2016
    In City of York Council v Grosset the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a finding that the Claimant was treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of his disability but that his dismissal was fair.
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  • Posted on December 22, 2016
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Herry v Dudley Metropolitan Council & Anor UKEAT/0100/16/LA and UKEAT/0101/16/LA that the tribunal was not bound to find that the Claimant was disabled because he had been certified off sick by his GP for stress for a long period.
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