Equality Law Bulletin

Our newsletter is accessible and quick to digest. We have reports on developments in discrimination and human rights in Scotland and Great Britain, as well as details of our training events, new guidance publications and other news.

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Scotland Equality Law Bulletin - May 2017

In May’s eBulletin the Scotland Legal Team is delighted to present an article from our guest contributor in Brussels, Imane El Morabet, legal advisor at the Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities, who supported the claimant in the much anticipated case of Achbita at the European Court of Justice (CJEU).  This in–depth article provides her unique perspective on Achbita and Bougnaoui, where the CJEU ruled that a business’ internal policy which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination, but is capable of constituting indirect discrimination.

We also have reports of two important Supreme Court cases dealing with indirect discrimination (Essop and Ors v Home Office and Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice) as well as details of a successful disability discrimination claim upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in relation to multiple choice testing in a job application.


Scotland Equality Law Bulletin - March 2017

In the March edition we have a case study about a young woman who suffered disability discrimination when she was turned away from a beauty clinic because she was accompanied by her guide dog. 

Also, you can find out how to contribute to our Housing Inquiry and read about our submission to inform the list of issues for the UK under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

And we have details of new taxi regulations, two recent Commission funded cases and our joint event with the Scottish Human Rights Consortium Making Change Happen – Using the courts to make rights a reality .


Scotland Equality Law Bulletin - January 2017

Our first edition of 2017 has an article from Lindsey Reynolds, Senior Solicitor at the Commission discussing the implications of three recent decisions of the European Court of Justice of the European Union.

Also included is the publicity for our Discrimination Law in 2017 conference, news of the Commission inquiry into housing for disabled people, Commission guidance on the law concerning religion or belief and the latest Commission research reports.

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Last updated: 09 Oct 2017