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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast update aims to examine the key recent developments in discrimination law namely cases concerning discrimination on the grounds of sex and religion and belief but also the key rulings in Europe and the progress of the Equality Bill.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the recent caselaw surrounding discrimination and IVF treatments;
  • Know the rulings of cases pertaining to sex discrimination involving pregnancy;
  • Appreciate the key points of the JFS ruling;
  • Understand the discrimination surrounding religion and belief discussed in the case of Ladele v London Borough of Islington;
  • Appreciate the consequences of the recent European decisions in the cases of Kucukdevici, Winner Wetten and Wolf;
  • Understand the current status of the Equality Bill and any recent amendments that have been made to it.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, SI 1999/3242;
  • Madarassy v Nomura International Plc [2007] IRLR 246;
  • Ladele v London Borough of Islington, [2009] EWCA Civ 1357;
  • R (on the application of E) v Governing Body of JFS and the Admissions Appeal Panel of JFS and Ors [2009] UKSC 15;
  • Rudd v Eagle Place Services Ltd UKEAT/0151/09;
  • Race Relations Act 1976;
  • Kucukdevici v Swedex GmbH & Co KG C-555/07 (ECJ);
  • Winner Wetten GmbH. v. Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Bergheim Case C‑409/06;
  • Wolf v Stadt Frankfurt Am Main Case C-229/08 ECJ;
  • Equality Bill.

In the CPDcast Discrimination Law Update, Spencer Keen and Richard Oulton will be looking at the following areas and the recent cases that have influenced them.

In relation to the law of sex discrimination, they will firstly be discussing Sahota v The Home Office and Pipkin and Mayr v Bäckerei which examine discrimination and IVF treatments, and secondly, in relation to sex discrimination involving pregnancy, the cases of O’Neill v Buckingham County Council and Madarassy v Nomura International Plc [2007] IRLR 246.

With regards to discrimination pertaining to religion and belief, they will look at Ladele v London Borough of Islington and the recent ruling in the JFS case.

They will also be looking a key European cases namely Kucukdevici v Swedex GmbH, Winner Wetten GmbH v Bürgermeisterin der Stadt Bergheim and Wolf v Stadt Frankfurt am Main.

Finally they will update us on the status of the equality bill and any recent amendments that have been made to it.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-04-26

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