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Formal equality

Formal equality occurs when ‘like’ cases are treated ‘alike’1, and is considered to be the most obvious meaning, aligned with symmetrical equality and focuses on consistent treatment of individuals rather than outcomes2. A difficulty...

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Introducing Deaf Law

One of the primary aims of my PhD thesis is to introduce the concept of Deaf Law, developing some of the arguments linked to the Deaf Legal Theory put forward by Bryan and Emery1....

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PhD annual review

It is a year since I started my PhD and I thought some of you may be interested to know how I’m getting on so far. In my initial proposal, I set out to...

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Unfair dismissal: employee’s admissions

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an Employment Tribunal fell into error when considering the impact of an employee’s admissions of misconduct on the reasonableness of the employer’s investigation. Given that the employer...