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first_imgQWhat is the proper comparator in a disability discrimination claim?AThe Court of Appeal has confirmed, in Aylott v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, that it is “someone who had behaved in the same way as the person concerned, but [who] did not suffer from that person’s disability”. So the old comparator someone who had not acted in the way that led to the dismissal or detriment no longer applies.The DDA (s3A(5) requires comparison to be with a non-disabled person “whose relevant circumstances, including his abilities, are the same as, or not materially different from, those of the disabled person”.However, as from 1 October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 introduces a new concept of “discrimination arising from disability”, which will prohibit an employer from treating a disabled employee in a way that, because of their disability, is to their detriment and that cannot be objectively justified.This will not require the disabled person to show that his or her treatment is less favourable than that experienced by a comparator and focuses simply on whether the detrimental treatment is linked to the disability.last_img read more


first_imgPromoted Post:Third-level education is an expensive business – accommodation, fees and money to support your extra curricular activities can be difficult to manage. However, Lettterkenny Credit Union are hosting an information evening on some of the superb loans now available for students to avail of.Letterkenny Credit Union will host the information evening on Wednesday 5th of August at 7.15pm.The event will take place at the Letterkenny Credit Union office which is located on the High Road.Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily, “In 2015, many families will see their child or children off to college for the first time, others will see their children return. “For these families, this can be an extremely stressful time, as the cost of third level education continues to spiral, having a huge impact on family budgets and household spending.“Letterkenny Credit Union would like to remind their members that the credit union is here to help and have this week launched a new education loan at 7.2 % APR* which can help families in the Letterkenny area cover these costs.“Letterkenny Credit Union is keenly aware of the huge financial burden which 3rd level education places on students and their families in Letterkenny area.“Letterkenny Credit Union is available to support both parents and students as they prepare for the academic year.“We offer a very competitive student and education loan rate of 7.2%. .“We encourage anyone who is looking to finance their education or who simply want some advice on planning ahead or budgeting to call into their local credit union and speak to a member of staff. “Planning ahead where possible is the best way to prepare for these expenses.*Cost of FinanceFor a €6000, 5 year variable interest rate loan, with monthly repayments of €118.72, at an APR of 7.2 %; the total amount payable by the member will be €7123.02For further information please contact: Letterkenny Credit Union on 0749124166 or email [email protected] LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION TO HOST INFORMATION NIGHT ON STUDENT LOANS! was last modified: July 31st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessnewsNoticeslast_img read more