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Legal position on varying contract of employment

One of the most common issues arising in employment law relates to whether an employer can impose contractual changes in the employment contract on the employee. The short and simple answer to this is no – an employment contract is … Continue reading

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Popular websites failing to comply with Equality Act legislation

Price comparison sites such as Go Compare, Confused.com and Compare the Market are failing to meet the needs of older and disabled users. In particular, research shows that those with physical problems, visual impairments and dyslexia have struggled using these … Continue reading

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Disability discrimination – law firms not getting it right

Clients with hearing impairments neglected by law firms according to solicitors in London A law firm’s duty to its clients By the very nature of their work law firms deal with all sorts of clients in the course of their … Continue reading

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2 sides to every story

On a general level, one area of law which objectively seems quite unfair is Landlord & tenant and residential possession proceedings in particular. the fact that a tenant or squatters can sit in a property for some months without paying … Continue reading

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Challenge to disabled cuts ?

Charities may decide to join together to fight disability cuts The Disability Alliance has given notice that it may seek judicial review of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) proposed cuts totaling some £2 billion to disabled people’s entitlements. … Continue reading

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World disability review

Worldwide disability update The World Health Organization (WHO) and The World Bank have published some very interesting data about the difficulties and disadvantages faced by the estimated 1 billion disabled people with personal injury worldwide. The report was  commissioned with … Continue reading

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Disability and public transport

Disability discrimination on public transport As if the lack of appropriate adjustments to public transport systems is not bad enough, it seems that insult is being added to injury in that many disabled people who manage to use the public … Continue reading

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Disability cuts protest in London

11th May protest As many readers will already know, a protest against the planned Government cuts and their effect on the disabled is planned for 11th May 2011 in Westminster. Frustration and not least anxiety are increasing especially given that … Continue reading

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Fascinating application of DDA against HMRC

Disability Discrimination & bankruptcy In a fascinating and radical application of the diability discrimination rules, in a recent case a woman suffering from a chronic mental illness which manifested, among other ways, in her having  a phobia of opening mail, … Continue reading

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Housing benefit, adapted housing and common sense

Housing benefit changes and disabled people The implications of the stringent government cuts and the consequent impact on Housing Benefit are likely to effect disabled people very badly. Research indicates that over 100,000 disabled people living in specially adapted homes … Continue reading

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