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Catherine Casserley represents 11 year old Ben Gleeson in £42,000 disability discrimination claim

Catherine Casserley  represented Ben Gleeson and his family after Ben was told by his scout group that he could not go to camp or take part in athletics without supervision. Scout pack leaders said Ben could not travel with the rest of the group on a bus to events or participate in athletics. They also said he had to have one-to-one super...
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Reflecting on International Women's Day: A view from Cloisters by Rachel Crasnow QC

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2017 - 2018 has been a time of great change for gender politics worldwide. The #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns look to run and run: this affects all our workplaces.  The gender pay gap and its complex causes are part of our working lives at Cloisters as well; from the cases that myself and my colleagues have lent our expertise to for both sides,...
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The end of the ‘sex taint’ argument in equal pay: McNeil v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs

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Robin Allen QC and Anna Beale consider the implications of the EAT’s decision in McNeil v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [ 1] , one of the first appellate cases to consider what is required to show “particular disadvantage” in an equal pay claim based on indirect discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Previous formulations of the tes...
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New paper 'Discrimination Law in 2018' by Robin Allen QC

Robin Allen QC has released a new paper entitled: Discrimination Law 2018. In his new paper, Robin discusses new cases concerning Sexual Orientation and Religion or Belief as well as Transgender rights particularly in relation to marriage. He explains that radical social changes are occuring as a result of the prohibition on both sexual orientation...
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Job interviews “ripe territory” for maternity discrimination.

Job interviews “ripe territory” for maternity discrimination.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today published a new study revealing the extent of maternity and pregnancy discrimination in recruitment. Showing that many businesses’ attitudes are decades behind the law, the survey of 1,106 senior decision makers in business found around a third (36%) of private sector employers agree that it is rea...
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