Abadeh v British Telecommunications plc [2001] IRLR 23 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Medical treatment and the definition of disability

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    In Abadeh v British Telecommunications plc (19 October 2000) EOR96D, the EAT holds that the effects of medical treatment which has resulted in a permanent improvement should be taken into account in determining whether an applicant falls within the definition of disability in the Disability Discrimination Act.

  • Effect of successful medical treatment

    Date:
    1 December 2000

    The EAT has ruled in Abadeh v British Telecommunications plc that the deduced effects provisions of the definition of disability, requiring the effects of medical treatment to be disregarded in determining whether an applicant is disabled, apply only where the treatment is continuing and do not apply where it has been successful.

  • Disability discrimination: Travel by normal means of transport is "normal day-to-day activity"

    Date:
    1 December 2000

    In Abadeh v British Telecommunications plc the EAT holds that, for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act, the question of what constitutes a "normal day-to-day activity" must be addressed without regard to whether or not the activity is normal to the particular applicant.