Archive for the 'disability discrimination' Category

Volunteer could not claim disability discrimination because he had no employment contract, judge rules

“A paid army volunteer could not claim he had been discriminated against due to disability when work for the army stopped because he did not have an employment contract, an employment appeal tribunal judge has ruled.”

Full story, 4th May 2011


Equality Act disability guidance comes into force –

“Government guidance on factors which should be taken into account when deciding whether someone has a disability is now in force.”

Full story, 3rd May 2011


Beedles v Guinness Northern Counties Ltd (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Beedles v Guinness Northern Counties Ltd (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 442; [2011] WLR (D) 143

“Where a lease provided for quiet enjoyment that meant an ability to use the premises in an ordinary lawful way. Consequently where a disabled tenant requested a service from his landlord such as repair or redecoration the court had to assess whether the provision of that service would enable him to live as would any other typical tenant in the premises.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011


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

Birmingham City Council disabled care limits ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

“Judges have ruled that Birmingham City Council’s plans to limit social care for disabled people are unlawful.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th April 2011


TUC warns against impact of employment law reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Government plans for reform of employment tribunals will discriminate against black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, women, and young workers, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 19th April 2011


How the law can be used to fight cuts to services for disabled people – Law Society’s Gazette

“Disabled children and disabled adults need significant support from public bodies to help them lead ordinary lives. These groups require both specialist and targeted services and flexible universal services which can be adapted to their needs.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2011


Broadmoor patient makes history with court appeal – The Independent

“A patient in Broadmoor Hospital who has spent more than two decades alongside some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals has won the right to have a review into his detention heard in public, The Independent has learned.”

Full story

The Independent, 9th March 2011


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