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.
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.
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