Judge orders UPS not to discriminate against deaf drivers
An Associated Press article was prominent in some USA media outlets as follows:
UPS violates anti-discrimination laws by barring the deaf and hearing impaired from driving parcel delivery trucks, a federal judge ruled Thursday. US District Judge Thelton Henderson said the Atlanta-based company’s practices breach the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ordered the service to change its policies within 30 days.
In short, the following judgement holds that Barristers’ Chambers are not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act for the purposes of securing a pupillage or being accepted by chambers. Thus Deaf and disabled (trainee) barristers have no legal protection against Chambers, and can be discriminated against.
1 Pump Court Chambers v Horton  EWCA Civ 941
Facts: Horton applied for a pupillage, and was offered one of two available places for a year commencing October 2001. In September 2001 he became ill, and applied for a postponement, to begin in October 2002. The Chambers decided not to grant him a deferral. Effectively, as the ET found, that decision prevented him from taking a pupillage with the Chambers.