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Disability discrimination: Asthma and migraine sufferer did not have a disability

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    Foster v Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service [1998] 43 BMLR 186 EAT (0 other reports)

In Foster v Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service 23.6.98 EAT 1303/97, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that a woman suffering from asthma and migraine was not a "disabled person" within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The tribunal correctly concluded that, although she had a physical impairment which had a long-term adverse effect on her mobility, that effect was not substantial taking into account both her own and medical evidence.