In OCS Group Ltd v Taylor, the EAT holds that the employment tribunal was correct to find that a profoundly deaf employee, unable to participate fully in his disciplinary hearing or defend himself against allegations of misconduct, had been unfairly dismissed.
In H J Heinz Co v Kenrick (3 December 1999) EOR90B, the EAT rules that knowledge of a disability is not required for an employer to be said to have acted for a reason that relates to the disability. The EAT also gives guidance on the standard for justifying disability discrimination.
In Clark v TDG Ltd (trading as Novacold) (25 March 1999) EOR85A, the Court of Appeal has clarified the law as to the comparison to be made so as to determine whether a disabled person has been treated less favourably for a reason which related to his or her disability than others to whom that reason did not apply.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to disability-related discrimination.