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Disability discrimination: Taking promotional exams was a normal day-to-day activity

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    Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] IRLR 763 EAT (3 other reports)

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    • Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

      Date:
      27 July 2007

      In Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis EAT/0635/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a police officer who suffered from mild dyslexia and therefore needed extra time to complete promotion examinations was disabled.

In Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2007] IRLR 763, the EAT held that a policeman who suffered from dyslexia, which disadvantaged him when undergoing assessment for promotion, had an impairment that had a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The dyslexia therefore amounted to a disability within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.