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Disability discrimination

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  • Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Employment law cases

    Disability disagreement: Sequence of steps for dealing with allegation of "reasonable adjustment" discrimination

    In Morse v Wiltshire County Council, the EAT holds that an industrial tribunal must go through a number of sequential steps when dealing with an employer's alleged failure to comply with a duty to make reasonable adjustments in relation to the disabled person concerned.

  • Date:
    31 December 1997
    Type:
    Employment law cases

    Poulton v Walton

    In Poulton v Walton [1998] ET/1805515/97, the employment tribunal found that an employee with diabetes controlled by diet was disabled. Diet was a 'measure' taken to treat the diabetes so the effect of following the diet had to be ignored in considering whether he was disabled. He was not discriminated against in respect of his disability since the dismissal was not for a reason related to his disability.

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