Cordell v Foreign and Commonwealth Office EAT/0016/11
Reports relating to this case:
Disability discrimination: Prohibitive cost of reasonable adjustments justified withdrawal of job offer
- 2 June 2012
In Cordell v Foreign and Commonwealth Office EAT/0016/11, the EAT held that a deaf employee was not discriminated against when her employer refused to bear the cost of providing "lip-speaking" assistance abroad, which would have cost about £250,000 a year.
- 11 October 2011
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office did not discriminate against a deaf diplomat when it withdrew an offer of an assignment in Kazakhstan after an assessment showed that the cost of providing lipspeakers would have been prohibitive.