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Disability discrimination: Attested reactive depression was a disability

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An employee diagnosed as suffering from reactive depression was a "disabled person" within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, holds the EAT in Kapadia v London Borough of Lambeth 27.5.99 EAT 1004/98. An employment tribunal, which dismissed his complaint of unlawful disability discrimination on the basis that he was not disabled, had not been entitled simply to disregard uncontested medical evidence as to the effects on the employee of his illness.