The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Jobcentre Plus) v Jamil & Ors [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Adjustments

The claimant had a disability that caused her pain and made her slow in the morning, so she was often late for work, which was an hour and twenty minutes away from her house. She asked for a job closer to home. The request was rejected but there was a policy to keep the situation under review.

Was the failure to make the adjustment an act extending over a period under what is now section 123 of the Equality Act 2010 in GB or was the decision a specific event that started the clock on making a claim within three months of the decision?

The ET and the EAT agreed that the requirement to work at a specific place was provision, criterion or practice (PCP) that put the disabled employee at a

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This article is correct at 28/02/2014

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