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Case law: Dismissing employee with disabled daughter was associative disability discrimination

Employers considering dismissing an employee should ensure they do not dismiss the employee because they are 'associated' with a person with a 'protected characteristic' such as disability, race or age - or risk an associative discrimination claim.

An employee with a good employment record told his employer that his wife was starting her own business, and he would have to spend more time in the future caring for their daughter, who had cystic fibrosis.… Read more

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 2:43 pm

Case law: ECJ decision may extend employers' exposure to indirect discrimination claims

Employers considering whether a policy, criterion or practice could disadvantage a group of employees with a protected characteristic (such as race) should also consider its effect on other employees, or risk associative discrimination claims.

Under EU, law there is unlawful direct discrimination if someone is treated less favourably because of a 'protected characteristic' (such as race, sex or age) than someone without that protected characteristic would have been treated in the same circumstances.… Read more

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 2:41 pm

New legislation: Consultation on new 'living wage'

Employers will welcome the opportunity to comment on proposals for a new 'living wage' to replace the national minimum wage.

The Low Pay Commission is asking for views on the proposed new national 'living wage' announced in Chancellor George Osborne's recent budget.… Read more

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 2:39 pm