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Learning difficulty case highlights scope of DDA

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    Dunham v Ashford Windows [2005] IRLR 608 EAT (0 other reports)

In Dunham v Ashford Windows [2005] IRLR 608 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that general learning difficulties can amount to a mental impairment under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

When is a learning difficulty actually a disability?

To be protected under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), a disabled person must have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.