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Employment law news, reviews & break-throughs from the didlaw team.

When does a claimant become disabled?

October 29th, 2018|

Did a tribunal fail to apply the correct test when using the term “necessarily predicting” in assessing disability? No, says the EAT in Martin v University of Exeter. A preliminary hearing was held to determine [...]

When does a claimant become disabled?

October 28th, 2018|

Did a tribunal fail to apply the correct test when using the term “necessarily predicting” in assessing disability? No, says the EAT in Martin v University of Exeter. A preliminary hearing was held to determine [...]

Time Limits in the Tribunals

October 12th, 2018|

Can a tribunal decline to exercise its s.123 (1)(b) just and equitable discretion if it has made material errors in assessing the facts and explaining its reasons? No, held the EAT unanimously on the facts [...]

Time Limits in the Tribunals

October 12th, 2018|

Can a tribunal decline to exercise its s.123 (1)(b) just and equitable discretion if it has made material errors in assessing the facts and explaining its reasons? No, held the EAT unanimously on the facts [...]

Proving disability in the tribunal

September 20th, 2018|

Can an employee prove disability without leading evidence on the impact of his impairment on normal day to day activities? Does an employer have constructive knowledge of disability if an employee has denied having one? [...]

When is a disability not a disability?

March 15th, 2018|

Being ‘disabled’ is, amongst other things a legal term derived from the Equality Act 2010, which says ‘a person (P) has a disability if P has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has [...]

Definition of Cancer

March 13th, 2018|

A cancer diagnosis is automatically defined as a disability under the Equality Act (Schedule 1 para 6 Equality Act 2010). Cancers are assessed by two things – size of tumour and grade (meaning how aggressive [...]

Trailblazer or Trailing Behind? – Scope Commissioned Report Shows that it’s Time for us all to Address Disability Rights at Work

September 28th, 2017|

The findings of an Opinium survey commissioned by Scope show that a person with a disability needs to apply for 60 per cent more jobs than a non-disabled job applicant before they are successful http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/disabled-people-jobs-applications-more-able-bodied-stats-before-employment-a7970701.html [...]

Airlines Jurisdiction

September 20th, 2017|

Is the nomination of a “home base” for air crew the deciding factor in establishing the place of habitual work for jurisdiction purposes? No, held the CJEU in the joined cases of Nogueira & Ors [...]

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