Obesity can be a Disability in certain circumstances

In December 2014 the European Court of Justice found that Obesity can be a disability in certain circumstances.
However, they did not declare obesity to be a protected characteristic against which all discrimination is prohibited. We look at all the details here.
When considering if a worker is disabled or not – for

Is obesity a disability? It can be!

When considering if a worker is disabled or not – for the purposes of being covered by the Equality Act 2010 – employers must consider the impact of any physical or mental impairment on the worker’s “ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. But can obesity really be a disability?
In the 2013 Walker v SITA Information

New Equal Pay ruling regarding comparators is good news for female workers

A ruling by the Supreme Court at the end of June has effectively handed women the legal right to demand the same pay as male colleagues doing a different job of ‘equal value’.  (for more info on this see our article here about Equality issues).
The Supreme Court ruled in favour of more than 200 female

Disability Discrimination – what makes a worker disabled under the Equality Act 2010?

When considering if a worker is disabled or not for the purposes of being covered by the Equality Act 2010, Employers must consider the impact of any physical or mental impairment (disability) on the workers “ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. We look at all the details you need to know here.

Agency Workers have discrimination rights under the AWR

In September 2012 an Employment Tribunal found that an agency worker had discrimination rights and awarded her a large sum of money for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal against the Company she was employed to work at. We look at the details of the case here.

In Pegg v Camden Council, the Tribunal heard

Volunteers may soon be protected by discrimination laws

Currently all employees and workers in the European Union are entitled to work without being discriminated against in relation to ‘protected characteristics’, under the European Directive on Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation.
These ‘protected characteristics’ include:

Age
Disability
Gender reassignment
Race
Religion or belief
Sex
Sexual orientation
Marriage and civil partnership
Pregnancy and

What is religious discrimination?

Religious discrimination employment law cases have been in the news for most of the last year and with four important UK cases going to the European Court of Human Rights in September 2012, we thought we’d have a look at this in more detail here. Religion or belief is a ‘protected characteristic’ that should

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