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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.reuters.com

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tackling discrimination, modernising the law – Communities and Local Government

“The Government today published a consultation document including proposals for a Single Equality Bill, to simplify and improve existing legislation and make common-sense proposals to modernise discrimination law.”

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Communities and Local Government press release, 12th June 2007

Source: www.communities.gov.uk

Buy-to-let landlords ‘must help disabled’ – The Times

“Thousands of buy-to-let landlords will be have to build ramps and lifts for disabled tenants in their properties under the Government’s proposed new equality law.”

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The Times, 12th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

O’Hanlon v. Customs Commissioners – Times Law Reports

Posted April 20th, 2007 in disability discrimination, law reports by sally

Limit to sick pay is lawful

O’Hanlon v. Revenue and Customs Commissioners

Court of Appeal 

“A sick pay policy that did not provide unlimited full pay for a disabled employee who had lengthy absences from work was not discriminatory under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.”

The Times, 20th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

K v. X School and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 11th, 2007 in disability discrimination, education, law reports by sally

Limit to school’s special needs duty

K v. X School and Another 

“A school was not discriminating against an incontinent paraplegic pupil in the provision of education or associated services when it refused to clean and change him following a bowel accident.”

The Times, 11th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

Public bodies face legal threat over disability scheme – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“The Disability Rights Commission has threatened 65 public organisations including fire services, councils, colleges and probation boards with legal action after accusing them of failing to comply with new disability laws. ”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

O’Hanlon v. Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in disability discrimination, law reports by sally

O’Hanlon v. Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2007] EWCA (Civ) 283

“An employer’s sick pay policy prohibiting unlimited full pay for a disabled employee having lengthy absences from work due to her disability did not entitle her to bring a claim for discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

WLR Daily, 2nd April 2007 

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.