WorkLife entries posted during September 2015

Victimisation by association?

Victimisation by association?

There seems to be a flurry of recent cases potentially widening the scope of discrimination law.  Last week, Michal Chudy reported on the case of CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria   which considered indirect discrimination.  In the case of Thompson v London Central Bus Company Ltd , the question of associative discrimination in relation to victimisation was considered. 

New Enterprise Bill published

New Enterprise Bill published

The government published a new Enterprise Bill yesterday which contains two employment related provisions.

Fit for work, fit for purpose?

Fit for work, fit for purpose?

Figures for last year suggest that workers in the UK take in excess of 130 million days’ sickness absence annually. That’s an awful lot of sick days!

Indirect discrimination: the net widens (but hopefully not too much)

Indirect discrimination: the net widens (but hopefully not too much)

The recent ECJ decision in the Bulgarian case of CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD v Komisia za zashtita ot diskriminatsias , whilst not widely reported, has the potential to lead to a fascinating (at least from a lawyer’s perspective!) widening of the scope of the protection from indirect discrimination.

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