In Lynskey v Direct Line Insurance Services Ltd, an employment tribunal held that the employer discriminated against the employee by failing to make reasonable adjustments to account for her menopause symptoms, and that disciplinary action taken over her performance issues was unlawful discrimination arising from her disability.
In Reilly v RT Management Bridgeton Ltd, an employment tribunal held that a line manager's failure to address an employee's request to have a sanitary waste disposal bin placed in the staff toilet because she was "the only female of menstruating age who used the toilet" constituted sex discrimination.
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