TITLE

Disability case paves way for 'associative discrimination' claims

AUTHOR(S)
Younson, Fraser
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
People Management;8/7/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the court case Coleman v Attridge Law, wherein the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that Sharon Coleman was entitled to the protection of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), even though she herself was not disabled. She was able to do this because she had a seriously disabled son, for whom she was the prime carer. She asked her employer if she could work flexibly and was verbally abused both for doing so, and for being late after attending to her son.
ACCESSION #
34014330

 

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