Meaning of disability

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  • Guidance on meaning of disability

    Date:
    1 January 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Goodwin v The Patent Office (21 October 1998) EOR83E, the EAT has issued detailed guidance on analysing whether an applicant falls within the Disability Discrimination Act's definition of disability.

  • Disability discrimination: Asthma and migraine sufferer did not have a disability

    Date:
    15 November 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Foster v Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that a woman suffering from asthma and migraine was not a "disabled person" within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

  • "Normal day-to-day activities"

    Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Cook v Kitchen Range Foods a Bury St Edmunds industrial tribunal rejected a disability discrimination claim on the grounds that the claimant, who had injured his back at work, was not disabled. The tribunal referred to the passage in the Guidance which emphasises that the term "normal day-to-day activities" is "not intended to include activities which are normal only for a particular person or group of people".

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