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Supreme Court confirms volunteer not covered by disability discrimination law

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    X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau and another [2013] IRLR 146 SC (0 other reports)

volunteers | employment status | disability discrimination

The Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal decision that an unpaid volunteer with no contract was not protected by the (now repealed) Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and that the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) does not cover voluntary activity.