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Breakfast Briefing Disability Discrimination - Avoiding the Pitfalls

Tuesday 1st August, 2017 |
Radisson Blu, Leeds


This timely seminar will help you avoid the pitfalls, provide a useful reminder of the key legal concepts, and update you on recent case law.

The law on disability discrimination is complex and can be a minefield for employers. Was an employer’s insistence on a multiple choice psychometric test unlawful discrimination against a candidate with Asperger’s Syndrome (Government Legal Service v Brookes)?

Can an employer be liable for disability-related discrimination if it does not know the employee is disabled? Gallop v Newport City Council provides essential guidance on the point.

Does an employer need to know about the link between a disability and an employee’s misconduct in a discrimination arising from disability discrimination claim? We share the learning from the important recent case of City of York v Grosset.

Is an employer expected to protect the pay of a disabled employee (G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell) ? Could an expectation that an employee works long hours be considered a provision criterion or practice for the purposes of a reasonable adjustment claim? (Carreras v United First Partnership Research).

Finally, what adjustments for disability are reasonable (FirstGroup Plc v Paulley) ?

This seminar is free of charge.

Please recommend this event to your colleagues.


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"Disability Discrimination" - Avoiding the Pitfalls"

Speaker: Alacoque Marvin at Wrigleys Solicitor
Chair: Dr John McMullen at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Review of Paying for Residential Care: A Guide for Private Client Practitioners (Third Edition): Austin Thornton

Published by ARK Group £345.00 Review by Caroline Bielanska, TEP, Solicitor, Independent Consultant, trainer and author

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Abolition of event fees

What could this mean for co-housing & community-led housing?

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Property fraud: Taking steps to help safeguard against forgery

In this article we look at what action can be taken to specifically safeguard against forgery of documents relating to ownership of your property.

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Employment Breakfast Briefing: Redundancy Handling: A practical guide - 17 April 2018

Date: 17 Apr 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Date: 25 Apr 2018


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Employment Law Update for Charities 2018

Date: 26 Jun 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds

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