Labour & European Law Review
13 May 2015
Following a Freedom of Information Act request, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has found that the number of whiplash claims has fallen in the last year by eight per cent.
To qualify as a disabled person under the Equality Act 2010, an individual must have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. In Metroline Travel Limited v Stoute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that people suffering from Type 2 diabetes controlled by diet did not automatically qualify as disabled.
Following the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd that holiday pay must correspond with workers’ normal remuneration, the employment tribunal has held that the Working Time Regulations had to be interpreted so as to comply with EU law.