Goodwin v The Patent Office [1999] IRLR 4 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Guidance on disability definition

    1 March 1999

    In Goodwin v Patent Office the EAT has given detailed guidance on the proper approach to determining whether an applicant under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) satisfies the definition of having a "disability".

  • Disability discrimination: Schizophrenia sufferer was disabled person under DDA

    1 February 1999

    An employee who suffered from schizophrenia, and as a result experienced difficulties in concentrating and communicating, was a disabled person within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act, holds the EAT in Goodwin v The Patent Office.

  • Guidance on meaning of disability

    1 January 1999

    In Goodwin v The Patent Office (21 October 1998) EOR83E, the EAT has issued detailed guidance on analysing whether an applicant falls within the Disability Discrimination Act's definition of disability.