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Discrimination arising from disability: Withdrawal of job offer after reference highlighting absences

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    South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust v Lee and others EAT/0287/17 (0 other reports)

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust v Lee and others EAT/0287/17

disability discrimination | discrimination arising from disability | references

In South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust v Lee and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the decision to withdraw a job offer that was at least partially influenced by a reference that focused on the applicant's sickness absence levels was discriminatory.