Labour & European Law Review
13 July 2016
Following a report by the Women and Equalities Committee on transgender equality earlier this year, the government published its response last week and announced a review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This will determine whether changes can be made to streamline and de-medicalise the gender recognition process.
When bringing a claim of failure to make a reasonable adjustment, workers have to show that their employer applied a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) which put them at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with someone who does not have a disability. In Carreras v United First Partners Research, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that tribunals should not take an “overly technical” and “unduly narrow” view of the PCP identified by a claimant.
The Court of Appeal has held in R (on the application of AR) and the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester police and anor that it was not a breach of articles 6 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) for the police to disclose details of an allegation of rape and subsequent acquittal in an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate.