The Latest from Cloisters
Cloisters Head of Chambers, Robin Allen QC and barrister Rachel Crasnow QC, spoke at the high profile TUC and Equal Opportunities Review Discrimination Law Conference 2015 on 23 Jan 2015 at TUC headquarters, Great Russell Street, London.
Ground Close Combat (GCC) roles are ‘those roles that are primarily intended and designed with the purpose of requiring individuals on the ground, to close with and kill the enemy’.
The EAT has today handed down judgment in the case of Chandhok v Tirkey.
This the first case in the EAT to consider caste-based discrimination. A link to the judgment can be found here. and a link to our previous post summarising the arguments in the appeal can be found here.
Can Employers now breath a sigh of relief following the 18 December judgment in the CJEU case of C‑354/13 Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund that obesity itself is not a protected characteristic?
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down a key judgment today on the vexed question of whether obesity constitutes a disability within the meaning of EU law.
Cloisters barrister Jason Galbraith-Marten QC joins the panel of eminent speakers at the seminar commissioned by the European Union’s Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – Progress (2007-2013) in Germany on 23 February 2015 at the ERA Conference Centre, Metzer Allee 4, Trier.
The seminar will provide participants with an overview of the EU gender equality legislation as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU in its large case on this topic.
Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters' barrister, comments to BBC World at One and the BBC on proposed new criminal offences in relation to exploited migrant workers.
For BBC coverage on this go to: BBC news
In the Court of Appeal judgment handed down today in the case of Firstgroup v Paulley, it was held that although wheelchair users have priority to occupy designated wheelchair spaces on buses, there is no legal requirement for bus drivers to move passengers from that space to allow wheelchair users to board. The Court of Appeal held that passengers should “of course” move from the designated space to allow wheelchair users to use it, but that if such passengers refuse, the driver is not required to do anything more than ask them to move. If they continue to refuse, the wheelchair user will have to wait for the next bus.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has reserved its decision in the case of Chandhok v Tirkey concerning whether caste-based discrimination is prohibited under the Equality Act 2010.
Christopher Milsom, who appeared at first instance, led Tamar Burton in the first case heard by the EAT concerning caste-based discrimination. The Equality and Human Rights Commission was granted permission to intervene.