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Disability discrimination: Employer knew of disability at recruitment and failed to adjust

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Comment

In Williams v J Walter Thompson Group Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds:

  • An employment tribunal was correct to decide that a blind employee suffered unlawful disability discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal when her employer failed to provide her with the specialist equipment and training necessary for her to carry out the IT work for which she was appointed. The consequence of this was that she had almost no work to do throughout the two years of her employment.