The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a tribunal’s decision that an employer had directly discriminated against an employee because of a perceived disability.

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer acted unlawfully when a job applicant was refused a job due to past trade union activities.

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The European Court of Justice has held that a minimum height requirement to enter the Greek police was indirectly discriminatory against women and could not be objectively justified.

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The Government has announced four new returnship programmes for the public sector.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, amongst other things, contains provisions relating to the collection of personal recruitment data about job applicants during a recruitment process.

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a job applicant with Asperger’s syndrome suffered disability discrimination by virtue of having to undergo a multiple choice test.

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The Court of Appeal has held that the revised scheme for disclosure of criminal records requires further refinement for it to be in accordance with the law and not in violation of an individual’s right to a private life.

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Employees often advertise jobs requiring applicants to have a certain number of GCSEs at grade C or above. The current grading system is, however, set to change this summer with new GCSE grades being introduced.

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