Obesity can be a Disability in certain circumstances

In December 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled that obesity can be a disability in certain circumstances.
However, they didn’t declare obesity to be a protected characteristic, against which all discrimination is prohibited. Press coverage following this announcement was slightly hysterical in some quarters (as you would expect). The Daily Mail said:
“Hard-pressed businesses

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”.
If the answer is ‘yes’ to the following points then a worker

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.

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What is religious discrimination?

Religious discrimination employment law cases have been in the news for several years 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. Religion or belief is a ‘protected characteristic’ that shouldn’t be discriminated against, as outlined

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