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DISABILITY LAW: Ruling narrows scope of associative discrimination

05 September 2014  

Employees must have a disability themselves for the duty to make reasonable adjustments to apply, reports Phil Allen

A Court of Appeal judgment has placed a significant curb on the extent of the duty to make reasonable adjustments for those with disabilities. Hainsworth v the Ministry of Defence [2014] places an important limit on carers’ ability to argue associative discrimination because of their connection with a disabled person.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Coleman v Attridge Law [2008] C-303/06

    Hainsworth v the Ministry of Defence [2014] EWCA Civ 763