November 2021

Disability Discrimination – ‘Long Term’ Impairment?

Key Contact: Claire Knowles In recent case law, it has been found that an employment tribunal cannot consider events after the date of the occurrence of a discriminatory act when deciding whether an impairment is “long term”, for the purposes of assessing whether an individual is “disabled”. The law on disability Section 6 of the Equality...
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Transgender Issues – is the belief that you can’t change biological sex protected?

Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans In the case of Maya Forstater v CGD Europe and Others UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) determined that a belief that biological sex is real, important and cannot be changed, is protected and therefore qualifies as a philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010 (the Equality Act). What is...
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Pitfalls to Avoid when Advertising Job Vacancies

Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Conrad Hazlitt This time last year many businesses were facing a gloomy winter ahead and the Acuity employment team were busy advising on all things redundancy related.  How things have changed in 12 months with the recent ONS announcement that UK job vacancies hit a record high in September 2021. ...
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