Meaning of disability

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  • Disability discrimination: Night-shift working was normal day-to-day activity

    Date:
    7 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Chief Constable of Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary v Adams EATS/0046/08, the Scottish EAT held that a police officer with myalgic encephalomyelitis whose symptoms caused him mobility problems at the end of night shifts was a disabled person for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

  • Lords extend discrimination protection to cases of fluctuating disability

    Date:
    1 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The employment rights of workers with a physical or mental condition that varies in severity over time are extended as the result of an important House of Lords ruling.

  • Case of the week: Disability discrimination

    Date:
    21 July 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers disability discrimination.

  • Case of the week: Definition of disability

    Date:
    12 May 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers the definition of disability.

  • Disability discrimination: Meaning of 'likely to recur'

    Date:
    10 March 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Richmond Adult Community College v McDougall [2008] IRLR 227, the Court of Appeal held that, in considering whether or not a long-term adverse effect was likely to recur, only events leading up to the alleged act of discrimination should be taken into account.

  • McDougall v Richmond Adult Community College

    Date:
    23 August 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In McDougall v Richmond Adult Community College EAT/0589/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, in determining whether a condition is likely to recur for the purposes of determining if it is long term, it is relevant to consider matters occurring up to the date of the hearing, not just the claimant's condition at the time the tort was committed.

  • Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

    Date:
    27 July 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    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 the courts

    Date:
    1 December 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    This month's round-up of decisions on discrimination from the courts.

  • Case round-up: Definition of disability

    Date:
    14 November 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering the definition of disability.

  • Disability discrimination: No evidence of trauma to support post-traumatic stress disorder

    Date:
    20 January 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Hill v Clacton Family Trust Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that an employment tribunal was entitled to find that an employee had not been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at the time of her dismissal, and that she was not a disabled person within the meaning of the DDA.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to the meaning of disability for the purposes of the disability discrimination legislation.