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Disabled or not disabled? That is the question

Sacha Jooma

Posted by Sacha Jooma | Trainee
On 13th February 2017

What amounts to a disability under the Equality Act?

You are deemed “disabled” under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, judging by recent case law, it would seem that this definition yields more questions than it does answers.

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Tweeting your way to dismissal – social media in the workplace

Sacha Jooma

Posted by Sacha Jooma | Trainee
On 7th February 2017

The case of Creighton v Together Housing Association Ltd [2016] highlights the potential risks posed to employers by their employees’ behaviour on social media. Mr Creighton, an engineer who had nearly 30 years’ service working for a housing association, was dismissed when his employer discovered comments that he had posted on his Twitter account three years previously.

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Are tribunal fees preventing access to justice for those that need it most?

Nicholas West

Posted by Nicholas West | Solicitor
On 30th January 2017

There is no question that the introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013 has dramatically reduced the number of claims brought each year. A House of Commons Justice Committee report last year found that fees have led to a staggering drop of almost 70% of cases. Some will argue that the precise aim of introducing fees was to reduce the number of unmeritorious claims. However, more recent evidence shows that it is women and ethnic minorities that have been affected most.

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