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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners in employment law or those with an interest in the area. It gives an update on the recent developments in the duty of employers to make reasonable adjustments.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand when the duty to make reasonable adjustments arises;
  • Have received an update on the recent cases on the duty to make reasonable adjustments;
  • Have listened to some examples of how the law relating to the duty works in practice;
  • Have listened to commentary from experts as to their views on the recent case law and any practical difficulties that may arise.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
  • Tarbuck v Sainsburys Supermarket [2006] IRLR 664;
  • Morse v Wiltshire County Council [1998] IRLR 352;
  • Coleman v Attridge [2008] IRLR 722;
  • Smiths Detection Watford v Berriman UKEAT/0712/04;
  • Environment Agency v Rowan EAT [2008] IRLR 20;
  • Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset v Dolan EAT Judgment dated 22.4.08;
  • British Airways plc v Starmer [2005] IRLR 862;
  • Archibald v Fife Council. [2004] IRLR 651;
  • Smith v Churchill Stairlifts [2006] IRLR 41;
  • Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] IRLR 763;
  • Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust v Cambridge [2003] IRLR 566;
  • London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham v Farnsworth [2000] IRLR 691.

In this podcast Spencer Keen and Richard Oulton discuss the recent trends in the duty of employers to make reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities. Both Spencer and Richard are barristers at 5 Essex Court Chambers and specialise in employment law. Their talk addresses the developments that have taken place since 2006 and some of the legal uncertainties in the area.

Podcast Added: 27/02/2009

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