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ECJ rules that a physical or mental limitation resulting from obesity can fall within the concept of ‘disability’

In last week’s News Update we alerted readers to the case of Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening (KL), acting on behalf of the Municipality of Billund which had to consider whether obesity can constitute a ‘disability’ within the meaning of the Employment Equality Directive

Article by: | Published: 2 January 2015

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Maternity Discrimination does not automatically occur in a breach of Maternity Regulations

If a woman is on maternity leave and her job is identified as redundant, then under Reg 10 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 (MPL Regs), she is ‘entitled’ to be offered any suitable alternative vacancy that is available where that job is appropriate for her to do in the circumstances and where the role, place of employment and the other terms and conditions of her employment, are not substantially less favourable than in her old job.

Article by: | Published: 12 December 2014

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Latest ONS report shows significant increase in people immigrating to the UK

The latest Office for National Statistics report, Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, emphasises the need for employers to be ever-vigilant in conducting the statutory duty to prevent illegal working checks on prospective employees as required under S.21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Article by: | Published: 8 December 2014