August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2)

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Pre-employment questionnaires revisited

The case of Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird


A worker’s pre-employment health declaration came under scrutiny in Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird. Diana Kloss examines the High Court ruling.

CHRISTINE Laird had been at various times director of housing and environmental services at Derby City Council, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and group director of community services at Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough Council1. In 2001, she applied for the post of Managing Director of Cheltenham Borough Council (‘the Council’). She was interviewed and offered the job…

Diana Kloss is a barrister, part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2) pp34-35

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