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Employment

Requirement to sit a written exam NOT disability discrimination

In this article, we consider the case of Schofield v Manchester Airport Group plc (Case No. 2401374/16) in which the Manchester Employment tribunal rejected discrimination claims brought by an aviation security officer with learning difficulties who was dismissed when he failed a written exam that was an essential requirement of the role.

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Employment

The Equal Pay Saga at Asda Continues

7,000 employees at Asda brought a group equal pay claim in the Employment Tribunal in 2016. After the employees succeeded in that claim, Asda appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the judgement of which has now been released. This is the largest private-sector equal pay claim ever made in the UK and is attracting a lot of attention as it progresses through the court system.

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Employment

All change for Data Protection….?

The data protection landscape will change dramatically in 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018. We are also anticipating a new Data Protection Act. So what do you really need to know about the changes, and should you be worried? We will be covering this area at our CIPD seminar on 11th October 2017, so come along then if you want to find out more.

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