A v Hounslow London BC [2001] All ER (D) 128 (Jul) EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Disability discrimination: Risks of employing man with schizophrenia justified dismissal

    Date:
    17 December 2001

    In A v Hounslow, the EAT upholds a tribunal's decision that incalculable risks were presented by the employment of a man with schizophrenia as a laboratory technician at a school, in circumstances where he took no medication for his condition and had previously entertained fantasies of mass murder. The employer was justified in its decision to dismiss him upon the available information.