Monthly Archives: August 2014

Disability Discrimination: Advocate General decides morbid obesity can be a disability

Facts:  Mr Kaltoft was a 25 stone Danish childminder employed by the Danish equivalent of a local council. His employment was terminated, after 15 years, when he was made redundant. As part of that process Mr Kaltoft’s obesity was discussed. … Continue reading

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Unemployment falls to a six year low of 6.4%

The number of people out of work fell by 132,000 in the three months to June to 2.08 million. This pushed the unemployment rate down to 6.4 per cent, according to the ONS, the lowest level since the end of … Continue reading

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