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Disability discrimination: Anya principle applied to disability case

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    Williams v YKK (UK) Ltd [2003] All ER (D) 141 (Mar) EAT (0 other reports)

Key points

  • In Williams v YKK (UK) Ltd 22.11.02 EAT 0408/01, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal was entitled to its conclusion that a disabled employee was dismissed for poor performance and not for a reason connected with her disability, in circumstances where it made a clear finding of fact that the manager who dismissed the employee did so without being aware of her periods of sickness absence connected with her disability.
  • There was therefore no possibility that he could have been influenced, even unconsciously, by the employee's sickness record.