Jones v Post Office [2001] IRLR 384 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Justifiable discrimination

    Date:
    1 August 2001

    A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal means that, in certain circumstances, discrimination against the disabled may be justifiable.

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

    Date:
    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".

  • Test for justification

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In Jones v Post Office the Court of Appeal has held that the test for justifying disability discrimination is similar to the range of reasonable responses test for unfair dismissal.

  • Disability discrimination: Tribunals may not decide for themselves whether treatment was justified

    Date:
    15 May 2001

    In Jones v Post Office, the Court of Appeal holds that, in order to rely on the defence of justification as defined in s.5(3) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, it is not enough for the employer to assert that its conduct was reasonable in a general way.

  • DDA test for justification

    Date:
    1 May 2001

    In Jones v Post Office (11 April 2001), the Court of Appeal explains the test for justifying disability discrimination and likens it to the range of reasonable responses test for unfair dismissal.