Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute  IRLR 465 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
Disability discrimination: An employee with type 2 diabetes controlled by abstaining from sugary drinks was not disabled
- 1 August 2015
In Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute  IRLR 465 EAT, the EAT held that type 2 diabetes does not automatically satisfy the definition of disability and that the steps taken by an employee to correct the effects of diabetes were not a "particular diet" and therefore did not constitute a measure that could be ignored for the purposes of assessing the likely effects of the (uncorrected) condition on his normal day-to-day activities.
- 23 March 2015
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has controversially held that a claimant who controls his type 2 diabetes by avoiding sugary food and drinks is not disabled under the Equality Act 2010.