Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions EAT/0372/13
Reports relating to this case:
Disability discrimination: Employer that issued warning to employee absent for extended period for disability-related reason did not fail to make reasonable adjustment
- 11 August 2015
In Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions EAT/0372/13, the EAT held that an employment tribunal was entitled to find that a disabled employee whose extended sickness absence triggered a warning under the employer's attendance policy did not suffer a substantial disadvantage compared with employees who were not disabled, and that accordingly the employer was under no duty to make reasonable adjustments in the application of its policy.
Disability discrimination: disregarding absence triggers in attendance policy not a reasonable adjustment
- 19 May 2014
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person did not include disregarding the absence triggers in its attendance policy that resulted in the employer commencing formal action against the disabled person because of the level of her absence.