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College of Law defeats discrimination claim in appeal court

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  • How did this even get to the EAT ? What a waste of resources. PC gone mad.

    COL did more than enough to assist. COL to be commended for holding the line.

    COL should go for their legal costs against student.

    Candidates should sit an exam under exam conditions at the same time. "Take homes" are discredited and all educational institutions should realise this; employers are not stupid.

    What is wrong with doing the exam in Guildford - more than reasonable access was offered.

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  • A victory for common sense. Exams must be done under SAME conditions.

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  • The Claimant wanted "three clear days at home to complete each examination". Seriously?

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  • “that Mr Burke be permitted three clear days at home to complete each examination”.

    And if he needs that long to complete each paper, how does he expect to be employable as a trainee solicitor ?

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  • I must say that I agree with everyone's sentiments above.

    I am all for equal oppertunities when it comes to those with disabilities and as such agree with things like extra time or scribes for those with dyslexia (as in practice they would be allowed to type which in exams you generally cannot do) but CoL gave this guy fully paid for accomodation and some more than reasonable concessions for someone with MS. Yes it is a terrible condition but to my knowledge of the disease (with a freind who has it) those concessions would be plenty to give him a fair footing on the other candidates. After all, yes he is disabled adn as such has less (but increasingly more) oppertunity than others but that is no excuse for favourible treatment, which is exactly what it appears he wanted.

    To be fair to him, we do not have the story from his point of view, perhaps the YMCA they booked him in for wasn't easily accessible? But with a basic knowledge of the condition which he suffers with its fairly easy to side with the CoL and the EAT on this story.

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