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Disability discrimination: tribunal applies ECJ decision to define claimant's obesity as a disability

Bickerstaff v Butcher NIIT/92/14

disability discrimination | definition of disability | obesity

A Northern Ireland tribunal has applied the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Billund Kommune [2015] IRLR 146 ECJ that obesity can by itself amount to a disability.