O'Neill v Symm & Co Ltd [1998] IRLR 233 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • 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".

  • Knowledge of disability

    1 May 1998

    In O'Neill v Symm & Co Ltd (26 February 1998) EOR79C, the EAT holds that in order to be said to have discriminated for a reason related to a disabled person's disability, an employer must have knowledge of the disability, or at least the material features of it.

  • Disability discrimination: Discrimination requires knowledge of disability

    1 April 1998

    In O'Neill v Symm & Co Ltd, the EAT holds that an employer's knowledge of an employee's disability, or at least its material features, was relevant in determining whether the employer treated the employee, for a reason which related to her disability, less favourably than in comparable circumstances it would have treated others to whom that reason would not apply.