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Disability discrimination: Medical evidence required for DDA compensation awards

This report relates to 1 case(s)

An employment tribunal erred in its assessment of compensation in respect of an employee dismissed contrary to the Disability Discrimination Act when it limited the period of future loss to one year without hearing medical evidence, the EAT holds in Buxton v Equinox Design Ltd [1999] IRLR 158. Remitting the case to the tribunal, the EAT observes that, because compensation is unlimited in discrimination cases, remedies hearings generally require "careful judicial management" involving meticulous preparation by the parties.