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Disability discrimination: Difference between "despondency, demotivation and anxiety" and "clinical depression"

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In J v DLA Piper UK LLP [2010] IRLR 936 EAT, the EAT held that, in considering whether or not the employee was disabled, the tribunal was wrong to exclude the evidence of a GP as being "not expert". In remitting the case to the tribunal, it emphasised that there is a difference between "despondency, demotivation and anxiety" caused by problems at work and "clinical depression".