HJ Heinz Co Ltd v Kenrick [2000] IRLR 144 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Knowledge of disability not essential

    Date:
    1 March 2000

    In H J Heinz Co v Kenrick (3 December 1999) EOR90B, the EAT rules that knowledge of a disability is not required for an employer to be said to have acted for a reason that relates to the disability. The EAT also gives guidance on the standard for justifying disability discrimination.

  • Knowledge of disability not required

    Date:
    1 March 2000

    In HJ Heinz Co Ltd v Kenrick the EAT has held that in order to be said to have acted for a reason related to a disabled person's disability, it is not necessary that the employer knows of the disability.

  • Disability discrimination: Dismissal for incapacity owing to unexplained illness was unlawful discrimination

    Date:
    15 February 2000

    In HJ Heinz & Co Ltd v Kenrick, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that an employer unlawfully discriminated against an employee who had been off work for 10 months with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome, and was still incapable of doing his job, by dismissing him