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Reasonable adjustments: exercising the right to be heard

Reasonable adjustments: exercising the right to be heard

John Horan considers a decision concerning the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Equal treatment bench book, and the lessons that can be learned from it by the lawyers of disabled people seeking to use tribunals and courts in this country.

In Rackham v NHS Professionals Limited UKEAT/0110/15, 16 December 2015, Mr Justice Langstaff in his last substantial judgment as President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), considered for the first time the link between the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the domestically drafted and Judicial College- published Equal Treatment Bench Book (ETBB).

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