Vicary v British Telecommunications plc [1999] IRLR 680 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Adjusting to disability

    1 December 2002

    It is the duty of the employer to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace in order that a disabled person can be successfully employed. Failure to do so can result in a claim for discrimination. The problem lies in determining what is a reasonable adjustment, and it is here that the OH professional can make a contribution, By Joan Lewis and Linda Goldman.

  • Disability discrimination: Tribunal wrongly approached question of whether or not complainant was disabled

    1 November 1999

    In Vicary v British Telecommunications plc, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal's conclusion that a woman did not have a disability for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was perverse.

  • Limited role for medical expert at tribunal

    1 September 1999

    In Vicary v British Telecommunications plc the EAT has emphasised that it is for the employment tribunal rather than for an expert medical witness to determine what is a "normal day-to-day activity" and what is a "substantial" effect.