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Direct discrimination: Employer liable for treatment based on perceived disability

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey [2018] IRLR 193 EAT

disability discrimination | direct discrimination | perceived disability

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.