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Employment

Discrimination arising from disability: employers will be in trouble if they don’t realise that conduct is caused by a disability

In this article Will Carter considers the recent court of appeal decision regarding the case of City of York Council v Grosset. This case discussed the question of whether a dismissal on the basis of gross misconduct can amount to unfavourable treatment when the act of gross misconduct occurred as a result of a disability even if the employer was not aware of any disability.

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Construction & Engineering

Insolvency calls time on pursuing claims

Claims remain frequent in the construction industry, and so do insolvencies. In the wake of main contractor Carillion’s entry into liquidation, and rumours of forthcoming interest rate rises, it is worth looking at what effect different types of insolvency have on the ability to prosecute claims.

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