Is obesity a disability?
By Neil Maclean
This question was recently considered by the advocate-general of the Court of Justice of the European Union. His view is that it could be. In his opinion, the advocate-general confirmed — as we would have expected — that obesity is not a standalone protected characteristic. However, in certain circumstances, it may amount to a disability — which, of course, is protected…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Shepherd and Wedderburn briefing.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Shepherd and Wedderburn
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Shepherd and Wedderburn
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay if it is paid regularly.
An English High Court judgment on an application for recovery of documents provides guidance on the scope of section 236 of the Insolvency Act.
Analysis from The Lawyer
With banking, personal injury and M&A all down, law firm mergers are in the bracing Scottish air