Gichura v Home Office and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in disability discrimination, law reports, prisons by sally

Gichura v Home Office and another; [2008] WLR (D) 164

Once a disabled detainee had gone through the administrative stage on arrival at a detention centre the services subsequently provided came within the scope of s 19(2) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2008

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UK ‘must adopt disability treaty’ – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, treaties by sally

“The government has been urged by a charity to ratify fully an international treaty on disability.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2008

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Youth games exclusion ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, sport by sally

“Children with learning disabilities will no longer be left out of the UK schools’ equivalent of the Olympics after a threat of legal action.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2008
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Carers for disabled people could be protected by discrimination law – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 5th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“The European Court of Justice has been advised to extend protection against disability discrimination to carers and not just those with disabilities. A ruling to that effect could force a change in UK law.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th February 2008
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Disability rights ruling expected – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2008 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“Rights in the workplace for millions of people, who care for relatives who are elderly or have disabilities, could be strengthened later.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2008

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Employers can’t judge disability on future events, says court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 22nd, 2008 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has rejected an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) ruling that said that the legality of employers’ decisions could be affected by events in the future. The ruling cleared up several conflicting EAT rulings on disability discrimination.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd January 2008

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McDougall v Richmond Adult Community College – WLR Daily

Posted January 21st, 2008 in disability discrimination, law reports by sally

McDougall v Richmond Adult Community College [2008] EWCA Civ 4 [2008] WLR (D) 3

“When determining whether an adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities was “likely to recur”, within the meaning of para 2(2) of Sch 1 to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, an employment tribunal should make its determination on the basis of evidence available at the time of the allegedly discriminatory act.
The Court of Appeal so held when allowing the appeal of the respondent, Richmond Adult Community College, from the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal [2007] ICR 1567 dated 13 July 2007 allowing the appeal of the claimant, Elizabeth McDougall, from the decision of an employment tribunal sitting at London (South) on 27 June 2006 dismissing the claimant’s complaint of disability discrimination on the ground that she did not have a disability for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.”

WLR Daily, 18th January 2008

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Disability law can protect alcoholic workers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 16th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, disability discrimination, news by sally

“Alcoholic workers could receive protection from the Disability Discrimination Act despite the fact that alcoholism is specifically barred from protection, employment experts have said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th November 2007

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European court to rule on UK disability discrimination ban – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2007 in disability discrimination, EC law, flexible working, human rights, news by sally

“A test case which could affect the employment rights of thousands of people who care for disabled or elderly relatives will go to the European court of justice in Luxembourg tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2007

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Companies must take obligation for Braille bills seriously, say campaigners – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 20th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news, utilities by sally

“A company’s legal obligation to communicate with customers in a way that they can use extends beyond just web accessibility. A recent Braille bill mix up has highlighted the pitfalls for firms.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th September 2007

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Equality Bill seeks to ban genetic discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2007 in disability discrimination, DNA, genetic testing, news by sally

“A ‘landmark’ measure to outlaw unfair genetic discrimination should be included in a new Equality Bill, the country’s leading human DNA watchdog will say tomorrow.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2007

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Perfume giant settles disability discrimination and harassment claim – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 13th, 2007 in bullying, disability discrimination, news by sally

“An epileptic woman who worked at perfume giant Estée Lauder has settled her case with the firm after winning a tribunal claim for bullying.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th September 2007

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Lewisham London Borough Council v Malcolm – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2007 in disability discrimination, landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Landlord discriminated against disabled tenant

Lewisham London Borough Council v Malcolm

Court of Appeal

“A landlord who served a notice to quit on a secure tenant who had unlawfully sublet his premises and who was a disabled person unlawfully discriminated against the tenant.”

The Times, 28th August 2007

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Paterson v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in disability discrimination, dyslexia, law reports by sally

Dyslexia means that chief inspector of police is disabled

Paterson v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Employment Appeal Tribunal

“A chief inspector of police who was dyslexic and who was found by an employment tribunal to have been disadvantaged in comparison with his work colleagues in examinations for promotion, was disabled within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.”

The Times, 22nd August 2007

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Legal quiz on £5.5m rail platform – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news, railways by sally

“Wales’s disability rights commissioner is taking legal advice on whether the absence of a lift at a rail station’s £5.5m new platform breaks the law.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2007

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MPs attack equality law “delays” – BBC News

“MPs have urged the government to speed up efforts to deliver effective laws to combat all forms of discrimination.”

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BBC News, 3rd August 2007

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Inequality still deep despite laws – Reuters

“Deep inequalities and discrimination persist in Britain despite 40 years of anti-discrimination legislation, a report by a parliamentary committee said on Thursday.”

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Reuters, 2nd August 2007

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Dyslexic police inspector wins ruling he is disabled – The Times

Posted July 25th, 2007 in disability discrimination, dyslexia, news by sally

“A Metropolitan Police officer has won a test legal victory that dyslexia is a disability in the eyes of the law.”

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The Times, 25th July 2007

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Watchdogs criticise equality reform plans – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news, race discrimination by sally

“Official equality watchdogs are in revolt against government reforms to discrimination laws, saying that they repudiate the findings of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and will “do enormous damage” to disabled people.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2007

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Legal shake-up will not halt discrimination, campaigners say – The Guardian

“Campaigners attacked a proposed shake-up of discrimination laws today – accusing ministers of failing to do enough to protect victims.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

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