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Disability discrimination: An employee with type 2 diabetes controlled by abstaining from sugary drinks was not disabled

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute [2015] 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.