Disability discrimination: Police officer was subjected to direct discrimination based on perceived disability
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey  IRLR 193 EAT (1 other report)
In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey  IRLR 193 EAT, the EAT held that there was direct disability discrimination when a police officer was refused a transfer because she failed a hearing test - even though the extent of her hearing loss did not amount to a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. The tribunal was entitled to find that she was perceived as being disabled and that was enough to establish her claim.