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Too fat to work? Obesity is not necessarily an excuse

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has just ruled in the case of FOA v KL [2014] EUECJ C-354/13 that obesity could be classed as a disability for the purposes of European discrimination law (the “Equal Treatment Directive”). The case before the ECJ concerned a Danish...

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Holiday Pay Time Bomb?

John Cridland Director General of the CBI is unhappy. Whatever glow he acquired over the half term holiday has disappeared with the publication of the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Bear v. Fulton, which deals with the calculation of holiday pay. He...

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Count Yourself Lucky

In 2008, the House of Lords gave judgment in the case of Lewisham v. Malcolm. The case concerned the appropriate comparator for claims based on S3 A (1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 which provided for liability for disability related discrimination.  The...

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Holiday (Pay) from Hell

Holiday pay may be a boon for employees but for employers, statutory holiday pay is increasingly problematic. The problem is not simply that employees can accumulate holiday pay whilst off sick. Nor even that if they fall ill on holiday they can switch to sick leave....

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