Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird  IRLR 621 HC
Reports relating to this case:
Pre-employment medical questionnaire: Employee had not made fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations about her health before appointment
- 8 September 2009
In Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird  IRLR 621 HC, the High Court dismissed claims that a former employee had fraudulently or negligently failed to disclose information about her health in a pre-employment questionnaire. She had answered the questions accurately and truthfully, and as a reasonable lay person with her medical history would have answered them.
- 1 August 2009
The High Court decision in Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird highlights the importance of both the wording of pre-employment health questionnaires and their administration.
- 18 June 2009
The High Court has rejected an employer’s claim for damages for fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation against a director who failed to disclose a history of depression when she applied for a job.