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Disability discrimination: Arrangements relating to disciplinary hearing did not place disabled employee at "substantial" disadvantage

In Cave v Goodwin and another 14.3.01, the Court of Appeal confirms that an employer's refusal to allow a friend of an employee with a learning disability to accompany him at a disciplinary hearing did not place him at a "substantial" disadvantage in comparison with non-disabled persons. As an employment tribunal had properly found that to be the case, the employer's duty to make "reasonable adjustments" never arose.