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Discrimination by association extended to indirect discrimination

The European Court of Justice’s Advocate General Kokott has given her opinion on whether the concept of discrimination by association can be extended from direct discrimination to indirect discrimination. In her opinion, the definition...

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Is Type 2 diabetes a disability?

In Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal overturned an Employment Tribunal’s decision that an employee’s Type 2 diabetes amounted to a disability under the Equality Act 2010. It was held that...

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Magistrates’ fine cap lift

Sections 85(1), (2) and (4) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force on 12 March 2015, providing that all fines and maximum fines in Magistrates’ Courts of...

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Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures revised

The revised Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures took effect from 11 March 2015. It confirms that employers must agree to a worker’s request to be accompanied to a disciplinary or...