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Disability discrimination: Police officer was subjected to direct discrimination based on perceived disability

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey [2018] 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.