British Gas Services Ltd v McCaull [2001] IRLR 60 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Interpreting the DDA - part 2: discrimination, justification and adjustment

    Date:
    1 July 2001

    The meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) as it has been interpreted by the employment tribunals and the appellate courts is examined here in the second of a two-part series. Part One (EOR 94) looked at the meaning of "disability".

  • Reasonable adjustment test objective

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    In British Gas Services Ltd v McCaull the EAT has overruled an employment tribunal which held that an employer cannot argue before the tribunal that it was not reasonable to make a particular adjustment if the employer did not consider making the adjustment at the relevant time.

  • Disability discrimination: Failure to consider reasonable adjustment is not breach of employer's duty

    Date:
    15 February 2001

    Nothing in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 prevents an employer from arguing that a particular step was not a reasonable one that it should have taken to comply with its duty to make adjustments even if it did not consider taking that step at the time, holds the EAT in British Gas Services Ltd v McCaull.