Risby v London Borough of Waltham Forest EAT/0318/15
Reports relating to this case:
- 22 August 2016
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it could be discrimination arising from disability to dismiss a disabled employee who used racist language after becoming angry about not being able to access a training venue. Clare Gregory and Aaron Lyons explain the implications of this decision for employers.
Disability discrimination: Loose connection to disability sufficient for discrimination arising from disability claim
- 20 August 2016
In Risby v London Borough of Waltham Forest EAT/0318/15, the EAT affirmed that a finding of unfavourable treatment because of "something arising in consequence of" a claimant's disability can be made where there is no direct connection between the disability and the conduct leading to that treatment.