Archive for the 'disability discrimination' Category



Student who can’t stay awake takes watchdog to court – The Independent

“A student who suffers from the chronic sleep disorder narcolepsy is to have her case heard by the Court of Appeal in London on Thursday, following a six-year battle against what she perceives to be disability discrimination by her university.”

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The Independent, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Discrimination ruling against voluntary workers ‘unfair’ says human rights body – The Guardian

“An appeal court ruling which denies volunteer workers the anti-discrimination employment protection enjoyed by staff has been described as unfair by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.”

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The Guardian, 28th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau and another (Equality and Human Rights Commission and others intervening) – WLR Daily

X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau and another (Equality and Human Rights Commission and others intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 28; [2011] WLR (D) 15

“A disabled volunteer worker at an advice bureau was not protected from acts of discrimination on grounds of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, nor could she rely on the direct effect of Council Directive 2000/78/EEC (‘the Framework Directive’) to sustain an action for discrimination. Although voluntary posts like that held by the claimant might assist the holder to gain a permanent paid post, that was not the purpose of having volunteer workers, most of whom had no wish to join the permanent staff. The volunteer post was not to be treated as a form of vocational training subject to article 3(1)(c) of the Framework Directive.”

WLR Daily, 26th January 2011

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.

Law firms win judicial review case against LSC – The Lawyer

“Two law firms, Public Interest Lawyers and RMNJ, have successfully fought a judicial review case against the Legal Services Commission (LSC).”

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The Lawyer, 20th December 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Disability equality forty years on – BBC News

“Forty years after the first Disability Act was introduced, a new BBC survey has shown that people with disabilities still face discrimination.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Disabled prisoner to be paid £20,000 for discrimination at Belmarsh – The Guardian

“The prison service is to pay out £20,000 in damages to a prisoner who uses a wheelchair in compensation for the ‘degrading’ treatment he received while in Belmarsh jail in London.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pieretti v Enfield London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Pieretti v Enfield London Borough Council [2010] EWCA Civ 1104; [2010] WLR (D) 248

“S 49A(1)(d) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 required a local authority, in carrying out its functions under Pt VII of the Housing Act 1996, to take due steps to take account of a disabled persons’ disabilities.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010

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.


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