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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Social distancing for the Covid-19 can present extra challenges for people who stammer. The move away from meeting face-to-face due to social distancing requirements (below) can create particular difficulties if…

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…

Website updates May to June 2020

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C v Spencer & Arlington

The claimant was dismissed for various reasons including bullying and threatening colleagues. The employment tribunal rejected a claim he had a stammer which (he said) started in adulthood. He contended…

Website updates March to April 2020

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JD and A v United Kingdom

One claimant cared full-time for her adult daughter who had severe disabilities. They had specially adapted accommodation. Her Housing Benefit was reduced because of an ‘extra’ bedroom (the ‘bedroom tax’)….

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