Website updates July to August 2020

Coronavirus Coronavirus (Covid-19) page updated, including how far the disability exemption for face coverings on public transport could apply. Reasonable adjustments: what is a PCP? In Ishola v Transport for London the Court of Appeal considered whether a one-off act could be a “provision, criterion or practice” (PCP) giving rise to a reasonable adjustment claim. … Read more Website updates July to August 2020

G v British Airways

The tribunal refused to allow a claimant to amend his claim to add disability discrimination related to stammering. From listening to him, the tribunal said there was a “discernible, very mild stammer” which the tribunal very much doubted was a disability. In any event, the sheer weight of evidence explaining the rejection of his job … Read more G v British Airways

Website updates March to April 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Social distancing for Coronavirus can present extra challenges for people who stammer, as regards both employment and services. How might the Equality Act apply? See Coronavirus (Covid-19). Another issue is that courts are moving to more telephone and video hearings due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). How this impacts on stammering and other disabilities … Read more Website updates March to April 2020

Website updates November to December 2019

Special educational needs (SEN) Resolving disputes in schools and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and stammering updated, including for the 2014 SEN Code of Practice. Brexit Brexit page updated: Following the General Election result, the UK’s membership of the EU is likely to end on 31st January 2020, on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. However … Read more Website updates November to December 2019

Website updates September to October 2019

EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, and election Brexit page updated for these: See Brexit>Where we are. Leaving EU membership (exit day) has now been postponed to 31st January 2020, or earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified in 2019. Under the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, now pulled from Parliament, broadly European Union law would continue to apply … Read more Website updates September to October 2019

Stammering Pride and Prejudice: book

New book launched September 2019. ‘Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Difference not Defect’ challenges the stereotype that stammering is inherently negative. It positions stammering as a different, valuable and respected way of speaking. It is the first published book exploring stammering from the perspective of the social model of disability, written for people who stammer and … Read more Stammering Pride and Prejudice: book