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Disability discrimination: Tribunal wrongly considered question of disability only as at time of alleged discriminatory act

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    Greenwood v British Airways plc [1999] IRLR 600 EAT (0 other reports)

In Greenwood v British Airways plc 17.6.99 EAT 867/98, the EAT holds that, in considering whether an employee who suffered from depression was a "disabled person" within the meaning of s.1 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, an employment tribunal was wrong to focus solely on his medical condition as at the date of the alleged discriminatory act. The employee was well at that point, but his depressive illness recurred soon afterwards and the tribunal should have considered the adverse effects of his condition up to and including the time of the tribunal hearing.