Opinion: Anti-discrimination laws need to be made consistent – The Lawyer

“The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently gave judgment in Coleman v Attridge Law (2008). In so doing, it clarified the remit of the Framework Directive (2000/78/EC), which was adopted in November 2000 to combat discrimination in the workplace on grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.”

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The Lawyer, 28th July 2008

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Coleman v Attridge Law and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 28th, 2008 in children, disability discrimination, EC law, harassment, law reports by sally

Coleman v Attridge Law and another (Case C-303/06); [2008] WLR (D) 257

The person whose disability gave rise to direct discrimination against an employee, so as to constitute an infringement of Directive 2000/78 on equal treatment and occupation, could in principle be a disabled child of the employee, and was not limited to the employee himself, and the same was true of harassment of the employee.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2008

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Disability Discrimination Act can extend to carers, rules ECJ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 25th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said that disability discrimination laws can apply to the carers of disabled people as well as the disabled themselves. It has backed the claim of a woman who sued a London law firm in a groundbreaking case.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2008

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Carers win right to flexible working after Sharon Coleman wins discrimination case – The Times

Posted July 17th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“Britain’s six million carers won a landmark victory today when the European Court of Justice upheld the right of a woman who was denied time off work to look after her disabled son.”

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The Times, 17th July 2008

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Disabled teenagers allegedly told they were ‘scaring off other customers’ in salon – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2008 in compensation, disability discrimination, news by sally

“Three disabled teenagers who were allegedly ‘shooed’ out of a beauty salon by staff who said they were ‘scaring off other customers’ have accepted £4,500 in an out of court settlement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

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Lewisham London Borough Council v Malcolm (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 26th, 2008 in disability discrimination, housing, law reports by sally

Lewisham London Borough Council v Malcolm (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2008] UKHL 43; [2008] WLR (D) 205

“A landlord’s claim for a possession order against a disabled tenant who sublet the premises in breach of the tenancy agreement did not amount to unlawful discrimination for a reason which related to the tenant’s disability. A tenant without a disability who had similarly sublet the premises would have been treated in exactly the same way as the tenant with a disability.”

WLR Daily, 25th June 2008

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Lewisham London Borough Council v Malcolm – Times Law Reports

Posted June 26th, 2008 in disability discrimination, housing, law reports by sally

Lewisham London Borough Council v Malcolm

House of Lords

“A disabled person who was being evicted from his council flat because he had sublet the flat in breach of the terms of his tenancy and had moved elsewhere, was not being evicted for a reason which related to his disability nor was he being treated less favourably than others who were not disabled. He was therefore not suffering discrimination.”

The Times, 26th June 2008

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Expelled ADHD teenager was ‘discriminated against’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, school children, school exclusions by sally

“A girl suffering from a behavioural disorder expelled from school for being ‘disruptive’ was a victim of disability discrimination, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2008

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Gichura v Home Office and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted June 4th, 2008 in disability discrimination, law reports, prisons by sally

Gichura v Home Office and Another

Court of Appeal

“Fulfilling a public duty and providing services could occur at the same time.”

The Times, 4th June 2008

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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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