Government Communications Headquarters v Bacchus [2012] UKEAT 0373_12_0608

Posted in: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Expert Evidence

The claimant alleged disability discrimination based on anxiety and stress. He submitted his own psychiatric evidence, but refused to be examined by any of the respondent‟s medical experts. The tribunal found that this refusal was unjustified, but declined to strike out or stay the proceedings, deciding that it would hear the claim without psychiatric evidence fr om either side. The respondent appealed. The EAT found that the Employment Tribunal had considered the wrong question when reaching its decision. The question was not whether it could decide the issue

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This article is correct at 24/08/2012
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