Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey  IRLR 193 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
Disability discrimination: Police officer was subjected to direct discrimination based on perceived disability
- 2 May 2018
In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey  IRLR 193 EAT, the EAT held that there was direct disability discrimination when a police officer was refused a transfer because she failed a hearing test - even though the extent of her hearing loss did not amount to a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. The tribunal was entitled to find that she was perceived as being disabled and that was enough to establish her claim.
- 4 January 2018
In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a police force's refusal to grant an officer a transfer because of its perception that her hearing problems could develop into a disability amounted to perceived direct discrimination.