Former Newcastle United player, Jonas Gutierrez, has been successful in his disability discrimination claim against his old football club Newcastle United. The case shows the importance of employers considering what amounts to a disability and the duties they have to make reasonable adjustments to combat any substantial disadvantage faced by employees with a disability.
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A recent case has illustrated that even where a housing allocations policy is used with the best intentions, and when the equality implications of the policy appear to have been considered in compliance with equalities legislation, a social landlord may still fall foul of the Equalities Act 2010.
Private Residential Tenancies – what the introduction of a new form of tenancy might mean for landlords
The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 arrived on the statute books on 22 April 2016. It introduces a new form of tenancy for the Scottish private residential sector – a "Private Residential Tenancy" (PRT), which is intended to replace the use of assured and short assured tenancies in Scotland. He we look at the new form of tenancy and some of its implications for landlords’ business and activities.
Holders of a EU registered trade mark filed before 22 June 2012 may have to take action in light of new regulation which could affect their rights.
The last three years have seen some significant developments in consumer law, as it applies to those developing and making available apps and consumer orientated websites. Within this article we summarise some of the main elements of recent legislation.