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Associative disability discrimination: Court of Appeal upholds EAT ruling on duty to make reasonable adjustments

Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence [2014] IRLR 728 CA

disability discrimination | associative discrimination | carers

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that art.5 of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC), which covers reasonable accommodation for disabled people in employment, is limited to measures for the assistance of disabled employees, and does not cover adjustments for individuals who have an association with a disabled person.