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This employment tribunal held that a bus company's decision to dismiss a disabled employee amounted to discrimination arising from disability. The justification defence failed because the tribunal found that there were a number of other options available that would have amounted to a less discriminatory means of achieving a safe place of work.
The number of employment tribunal claims for discrimination arising from disability appears to be rising. John Charlton looks at what is behind the trend, and asks how future developments could affect the way employers manage disabled people at work.
Updated to include information on Buchanan v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, in which the EAT dealt with justification in the context of discrimination arising from disability.
We round up three recent employment tribunal awards for discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010. The compensation awarded in these three cases totals over £25,000.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it could be discrimination arising from disability to dismiss a disabled employee who used racist language after becoming angry about not being able to access a training venue. Clare Gregory and Aaron Lyons explain the implications of this decision for employers.
We discuss a number of recent cases that concern NHS employers but that could also apply more widely.
We explain how three common scenarios can lead to a tribunal claim for discrimination arising from disability.
The employment tribunal has upheld a claim for discrimination arising from disability against an employer that withdrew a job offer when it discovered the extent of the claimant's previous long-term ill-health absences.
In Pnaiser v NHS England and another  IRLR 170 EAT, the EAT held that a former employer unlawfully discriminated against a disabled employee who had taken significant disability-related sick leave in giving her a negative reference, and her prospective employer discriminated by withdrawing the job offer.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to discrimination "arising from" disability.