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Legal Newsletter December 2017

Thriving at Work - The Stevenson/Farmer Review of mental health and employers

An independent review into how employers can better support people with mental health problems to remain and thrive in work.

Mental Health and Fair Trial

Justice report makes 52 recommendations for improving the system for people with mental health problems.

Section 117 and multiple diagnoses

Does s117 aftercare extend to needs arising from mental disorders other than the one for which the patient was originally detained?

Damien Tinsley v Manchester City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 1704

The Court of Appeal confirms that personal injury settlements cannot be taken into account when arranging aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

R(CXF) v Central Bedfordshire Council [2017] EWHC 2311 (Admin)

Patients on section 117 leave will not necessarily receive section 117 aftercare services.

Burden of Proof in discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal – Ayodele v Citylink [2017] EWCA Civ 1913

The Claimant again bears an initial burden of proof in discrimination cases.

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