British Sugar plc v Kirker [1998] IRLR 624 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Disability discrimination: Redundancy assessment tainted by disability discrimination

    Date:
    1 November 1998

    A combination of past disability discrimination against a partially-sighted employee and his objectively unjustified assessment leading to his selection for redundancy entitled an employment tribunal to infer disability discrimination in that assessment, holds the EAT in British Sugar plc v Kirker.

  • DDA comparison

    Date:
    1 November 1998

    In British Sugar plc v Kirker (28 July 1998) EOR82C, the EAT holds that a like-for-like comparison is not required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to determine whether a disabled person has been less favourably treated for a reason relating to their disability.