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

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 [...]

ET claim revived under no fee regime

August 22nd, 2017|

In Dhami v Tesco Stores Limited, Ms Dhami sued Tesco for disability and age discrimination in the Employment Tribunal. She applied for a fee remission but her application was rejected and her case was thrown [...]

Wheelchair v buggy: wheelchair wins!

January 31st, 2017|

The Paulley case is a victory for all people with disabilities and a timely reminder for employers about the importance of reasonable adjustments. Great news from the Supreme Court in the wheelchair v baby buggy [...]

Negligence by omission justified summary dismissal

January 30th, 2017|

In Adesokan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 22 the Court of Appeal has upheld a Tribunal’s decision that, in the circumstances, the employee’s negligence amounted to gross misconduct warranting summary dismissal. Mr Adesokan [...]

Ban the Bantz

January 24th, 2017|

How would you describe ‘banter’? Playful, spirited, mocking remarks? Good-natured raillery? Just a bit of harmless fun? No offence. Just Bantz.  In my view, Justin Myers’ delightful definition in last week’s Guardian is spot on.  [...]

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