Rugamer v Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd; McNicol v Balfour Beatty Rail Maintenance Ltd [2001] IRLR 644 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Line between physical and mental impairment

    Date:
    1 November 2001

    In Rugamer v Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd and McNicol v Balfour Beatty Rail Maintenance (27 July 2001), the EAT has held that functional or psychological "overlay" is not a physical impairment within the meaning of the definition of disability.

  • Functional overlay not physical impairment

    Date:
    1 September 2001

    In Rugamer v Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd; McNicol v Balfour Beatty Rail Maintenance Ltd the EAT has held that functional or psychological "overlay", where a person claims to be suffering from physical injury, but the doctor is satisfied that the symptoms are instead a manifestation only of the individual's psychological state, is not a physical impairment within the meaning of the definition of disability.