Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] IRLR 763 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Disability case law update

    Date:
    29 May 2008

    This article looks at recent key disability discrimination judgments, and their implications for employers. Issues considered include discrimination by association, whether or not a failure to consult over reasonable adjustments or to conduct an assessment is, in itself, a breach of the disability discrimination legislation, and the definition of disability.

  • Disability discrimination: Taking promotional exams was a normal day-to-day activity

    Date:
    29 October 2007

    In Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] IRLR 763, the EAT held that a policeman who suffered from dyslexia, which disadvantaged him when undergoing assessment for promotion, had an impairment that had a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The dyslexia therefore amounted to a disability within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 September 2007

    Judith Harris, professional support lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, outlines the latest legal rulings.

  • Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

    Date:
    27 July 2007

    In Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis EAT/0635/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a police officer who suffered from mild dyslexia and therefore needed extra time to complete promotion examinations was disabled.