No duty to make reasonable adjustments for an employee associated with a disabled person
In the recent case of Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal held that an employer has no duty to make reasonable adjustments for a non-disabled employee associated with disabled people.
Hainsworth (H) was employed by the Ministry of Defence and was based in Germany. Her daughter suffers from Down’s syndrome and as her special educational needs could not be met in Germany she requested a transfer to the UK to help meet her needs. This was refused.
H brought a claim for failure to make the ‘reasonable adjustment’ of transferring her to the UK owing to her daughter’s disability…
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Changes to mandatory conditions — Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendments) Order 2014
Premises licence holders will be aware that all licences are subject to mandatory conditions. The wording of some of the conditions is to change.
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision that will be welcomed by consultants and developers alike.