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Discrimination

Some of the legislation

Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013
Equality Act 2010
Equality Act 2006
Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006
Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (original text)
Disability Discrimination Act 2005
Gender Recognition Act 2004
Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 (original text)
Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 (original text)
Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act 2002
Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Race Relations Act 1976
Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Some of our recent notable cases

The Queen (on the application of The Equality & Human Rights Commission) and The Secretary of State for Justice The Secretary of State for the Home Department (2010)
NOMS failure to have due regard to the requirements in section 71 of The Race Relations Act 1976 and section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 prior to a change in policy affecting certain foreign national prisoners.
[2010] EWHC 147 (Admin) 17/2/2010
Stephanie Harrison & Kirsten Heaven

R (Boyejo) v Barnet London Borough Council; R (Smith) v Portsmouth City Council (2009)
Local authority decisions to withdraw residential warden services were unlawful in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
[2009] EWHC 3261 Admin 15/12/2009. Reported at Times, January 22, 2010 and (2010) 13 CCLR 72.
Stephen Knafler

Chief Constable of West Yorkshire v A (2004)
Exclusions of transsexuals from service as a police officer
[2004] UKHL 21 6/5/04. Reported at [2005] 1 AC 51
Stephanie Harrison

Mingeley v Amber Cars (2004)
Whether taxi-driver an “employee” within the meaning of discrimination legislation
[2004] EWCA Civ 328 9/2/04. Reported at [2004] ICR 727
Rajeev Thacker

Mallon v Corus Constructions and Industrial UK Ltd (2003)
On the true construction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 s.4(1)(a), the fact of premature termination of an interview was as much part of the arrangements within that section as the conducting of the interview or a refusal to interview at all
EAT/857/02 29/9/03
Catrin Lewis

Garry v LB Ealing (2001)
Meaning of detriment in race discrimination
[2001] EWCA Civ 1282 25/7/01. Reported at [2001] IRLR 681
Colin Hutchinson

Useful links

Equality & Human Rights Commission
Disability and the Equality Act 2010 Guidance
European Anti-Discrimination Law Review news, analysis and information on the implementation of anti-discrimination law and policy in all EU member states
Department for Work & Pensions Disability Unit
Discrimination Law Association
Discrimination law and rights in the UK
CAB Discrimination Guides & Factsheets
DWP Age Positive Guides
Government Equalities Office
Stonewall: Equality for Lesbians, Gay men and Bisexuals

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