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15: Appeal Tribunal considers whether instruction not to speak native language at work was race discrimination

By Caroline Yarrow

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With greater diversity in the workplace, employers increasingly face issues related to language. There have been some successful race discrimination cases relating to the imposition of language requirements in the workplace. In Kelly v Covance Laboratories Ltd, the Appeal Tribunal considered whether an instruction to an employee not to speak...

13: Employer failed to make reasonable adjustments when disabled employee was required to attend competitive interview

By Jesper Christensen

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The Equality Act 2010 requires employers to make reasonable adjustments where a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) puts a disabled employee at a substantial disadvantage compared with a non-disabled employee.  In Waddingham v NHS Business Services Authority, an Employment Tribunal ruled that an NHS Trust breached its duty to make...