Disability Discrimination - Identifying a Comparator

David McRae
24th Jul 2008

In the past few weeks, the House of Lords has radically altered the hitherto well-established approach to assessing whether an employee has been discriminated against because of their disability.

 

The case, although actually concerned with housing law, has very significant implications for employers of disabled people.

 

For the first time, their Lordships considered the issue of how to properly identify whether a disabled person has been treated less favourably than someone who is not disabled in all areas of discrimination law.

 

The aforementioned change is explained in greater detail in Gillian Cumming's article.

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