Disability Discrimination in Employment

Paperback | March 19, 2009

bySpencer Keen, Richard Oulton

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There have been sweeping changes to disability legislation in recent years. Disability Discrimination in Employment considers the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 which gives disabled people greater employment rights and protection, and also requires public bodies to promoteequality of opportunity for disabled people. The authors also analyse the additional guidance on the definition of disability which came into force in May 2006 to update the 1996 guideline, as well as the effects of the Equality Act 2006 and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Disability Discrimination in Employment is an invaluable guide for employment lawyers. Written for those advising both claimants and respondents, it provides a clear, accessible and thorough account of this complex area of law. Incorporating the most recent legislative changes and case law, thisguide is a useful tool for those practising in the tribunal as well as for those providing non contentious advice.This book provides a comprehensive, practical and up to date overview of litigating discrimination claims in the employment tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the Higher Courts.The authors analyse the important cases which cover issues such as: general guidance on the approach todisability discrimination cases; mental impairments; compensation in disability claims; and reasonable adjustments and knowledge.Disability Discrimination in Employment provides a lucid distillation of the concepts set out in the legislation and allows practitioners quick access to key cases and materials. Invaluable practical advice, checklists, information on relevant procedural rules, and useful precedents are presentedin a clear and accessible format alonside the relevant legislation and case law. As well as being extensively cross-referenced throughout each chapter contains a useful summary of the law, a list of relevant cases, a list of statutory provisions and references to the Code of Practice and Guidance. The appendices contain a copy of Part II of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995marked up to show the legislative changes as well as copies of the Guidance and the Code of Practice.

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There have been sweeping changes to disability legislation in recent years. Disability Discrimination in Employment considers the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 which gives disabled people greater employment rights and protection, and also requires public bodies to promoteequality of opportunity for disabled people. T...

Richard Oulton qualified as a solicitor in 1985. He joined Travers Smith, and was made a partner in 1991. He practised in commercial litigation where he had conduct of the Maxwell Litigation. He transferred to the bar in 1995 and has a particular interest in discrimination law. He appears regularly in tribunals for both respondents and...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199232277

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Employees, Contractors and Others3. Meaning of Disability4. Discrimination for a Reason Related to the Disability5. Direct Discrimination6. Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments7. Harassment and Victimisation8. Justification and Reasonableness9. Remedies in the Tribunal10. Employment Tribunal Process11. Employment Appeal Tribunal12. Avoiding Discrimination as an AdviserAppendices1. Useful Precedents2. Useful Legislation3. Guidelines Provided by Charitable Bodies4. Case Summaries