How to avoid unfavourable treatment


Posted by Matthew Smith, 31st January 2019

This article first appeared in People Management on 31 January 2019.

How can employers avoid treating employees unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability?

This can be a potential minefield for employers because “something arising in consequence of” their disability can be extremely wide. In this article, Matthew Smith, Partner in the Employment team, considers what welcome guidance the recent case of Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension and Assurance Scheme and Swansea University can provide to employers as they navigate this tricky area and the Supreme Court’s ruling on the meaning of “unfavourable treatment”.

The Supreme Court issued its judgment in this landmark case in December 2018, and Blake Morgan and Outer Temple Chambers successfully represented the Trustees and the University in the case.

Click here to read the full article in People Management.

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