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High flying legal-eagles

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Gloucestershire-based law firm, BPE Solicitors, once again has cause for celebration as the annual Legal 500 rankings have been released, listing BPE in no less than nine categories.

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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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