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Disability discrimination: No duty on employers to provide carers to attend to employees' personal needs

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An employer's statutory duty under the Disability Discrimination Act to make "reasonable adjustments" did not extend to providing a carer to assist a disabled person when using the toilet, notwithstanding that without that help the disabled person was deprived of the opportunity to be employed by the employer, holds the EAT in Kenny v Hampshire Constabulary 14.10.98 EAT 267/98.

Mr Kenny, who suffers from cerebral palsy, applied for a position as a computer analyst/ programmer with the Hampshire Constabulary.