Disability Discrimination & a Premier League Football Club: Episode 53

Equality Act

Gutierrez v Newcastle Football Club

In this weeks’ episode I bring you a recent case about a premier league footballer who has successfully pursued a claim for disability discrimination against his former employer, Newcastle FC.

In this episode I will cover:

  • The facts of the case;
  • Why the case is interesting & rare in the Employment Tribunal;
  • What an employers obligations are to an employee who is diagnosed with cancer;
  • Different types of disability discrimination;
  • Why you need to seek specialist advice before taking any action regarding a disabled employee.

Action Points

  1. Ensure that your managers and supervisors have at least some basic training on the Equality Act;
  2. Check that you have an Equality and Diversity policy in your staff handbook ;
  3. Get advice about any tricky issues that may arise [email protected] .

Helpful Information & Links

The Equality Act 2010

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