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Disability discrimination: No discrimination against epileptic job applicant

An employer could not reasonably have been expected to know, without being told by a job applicant suffering from photosensitive epilepsy, that the fluorescent lighting in the room in which she was interviewed might disadvantage her, holds the EAT in Ridout v T C Group [1998] IRLR 628. Nor could the employer reasonably have been expected to anticipate any problems with the arrangements that it had made for the interview simply as a result of knowing that the applicant had what is a very rare form of epilepsy.