Cosgrove v Caesar & Howie [2001] IRLR 653 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • EAT refuses to interfere with tribunals injury award

    1 February 2002

    A £10,000 award for sexual harassment has been upheld on appeal even though the appeals tribunal described the level of compensation as 'generous'.

  • Disability discrimination: Employee's inability to suggest adjustments did not affect employer's duty

    28 January 2002

    In Cosgrove v Caesar & Howie, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal erred in law in holding that, because the disabled employee in this case and her doctor could not suggest any adjustments that might enable her to return to work after a year's absence due to depression, there had been no breach of the employer's statutory duty to make reasonable adjustments.

  • On appeal

    15 January 2002

    Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases. James Humphery, partner at Trethowans Solicitors, Southhampton, looks at the issues.

  • Case roundup: Disability discrimination and tribunal time limits

    18 December 2001

    This week's case roundup, covering the correct comparator for a disability discrimination claim and extending the time limit for submitting a defence.

  • Applicant does not have to show reasonable adjustment

    1 September 2001

    In Cosgrove v Caesar & Howie the EAT has ruled that the burden is on the employer to show that there was no duty of reasonable adjustment in respect of a disabled person, rather than on the disabled person to show what adjustment would have been reasonable.

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

    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".