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Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU courts rule

Obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances, the EU's highest court has ruled, reports the BBC.

Obesity could be considered a disability after landmark EU ruling on workplace discrimination

Being severely overweight – classified as having a body mass index of more than 30 – could be considered a disability if it affects an employee’s ability to work, European judges have ruled, reports the Independent.

New allergen laws: Majority of licensees think EU legislation 'unnecessary'

Ahead of the new EU rules on displaying allergen information that come into force in two days’ time (13 December), just one third of licensees say that they are able to name the 14 allergens covered by the legislation reports Publican's Morning Advertiser.

The Caterer Interview: Arnold Fewell

The former hotelier and marketing expert, who was presented with the Catey Special Award in 2012, tells The Caterer how it has changed his view of hospitality and what the industry can do to improve its accessibility

Disabled people's access to High Street 'shocking', audit finds

Access for disabled people on the High Street in Britain is "shocking", according to a government audit of more than 30,000 shops and restaurants, reports BBC News.

Claridge’s responds to Twitter outrage on breastfeeding incident

London’s Claridge’s hotel has said that it is “saddened” by the backlash on social media after asking a guest to “cover-up” while breast-feeding her 12-week-old baby reports The Caterer.

Foodservice failing on gluten-free, finds survey

Pubs, hotels, cafes and restaurants are still falling short when it comes to catering for gluten intolerances, according to a new report by Big Hospitality.

Firms' disability access 'unlawful'

The government is writing to a string of high street chains urging them to improve after a BBC London investigation revealed a "depressing" failure to accommodate disabled people.

VisitEngland secures grant for Access for All project

VisitEngland has announced plans to promote England as the premier destination for accessible tourism after securing funding from the European Commission.

Harvester apologies for treatment of disabled diner

Mitchells & Butlers pub restaurant brand Harvester has apologised after a severely disabled teenager was asked to leave one of its branches for making too much noise.