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Hewett’s Legal Corner- January 2014 #1

Welcome to the first edition of Hewett’s Legal Corner. A new fortnightly e-news providing you with some of the latest employment law updates from legal professionals across the region. This month’s is provided by Eversheds’.

Introduction from Audrey Williams, Head of Discrimination Law
Welcome to the latest edition of our Discrimination Law Review. Our focus, in this edition, is on recent significant cases.

As ever, disability discrimination features heavily in our round-up: being one of the most complex areas of equality law it is unsurprising that it results in so many appeal cases.

We also feature cases on age and sexual orientation, as well as the latest news on two intriguing cases concerning the rights of intended parents through surrogacy to maternity leave. Finally we have our legislation tracker, to help you keep an eye on the key changes and dates, and our usual look at important cases pending on appeal and to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Audrey Williams

Recent developments in discrimination law:
Curing discrimination with an appeal: the case of the disappearing discrimination… Read more
Age related redundancy schemes: two recent cases looking at justification… Read more
Sexual orientation harassment: the EAT confirms abusive comments are still harassment, even if an employee is vocal about their own sexuality… Read more
Surrogacy and maternity leave: two EU advocates give conflicting opinions… Read more
Disability discrimination 1 - making reasonable adjustments: a recent case illustrates the broad scope of the employer's duty… Read more
Disability discrimination 2 - employer's knowledge of disability: the Court of Appeal gives guidance on the use and misuse of occupational health advice… Read more
Legislation tracker: an at-a-glance guide to recent and forthcoming changes in equality related legislation… Read more
Cases to watch: key cases to keep an eye on over the coming months… Read more

For further information please visit us at: - equality and discrimination law

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