ECJ rule that obesity is a disability

Yesterday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that obesity, unlike sex, race or age, is not in itself a characteristic which attracts the protection of discrimination laws.  However, if severe enough, it could be a type of disability which is protected. This could be the case even where there is no medical condition related […]

Employment tribunal fees challenged in the High Court by trade union ‘Unison’

The costs associated with employment tribunals and any appeals were previously the responsibility of the taxpayer, this was the position until the 29 July 2013 when the Government introduced fees for such claims made to the employment tribunal. This fee scheme was recently brought to the High Court in application for judicial review. The trade […]

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