Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0302_14_2601
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability; Meaning of disability; Type 2 diabetes

The UKEAT has ruled that an employee with Type 2 Diabetes that he controlled largely by avoiding sugary drinks was not disabled within the statutory meaning of disability - the statutory guidance made clear that a condition controlled by a minor alteration of a diet was not a long term condition restricting the ability of the Claimant to carry out ordinary day-to-day tasks.

The EAT judge, sitting alone, concluded:

"... while a particular diet may be regarded as something which is to be ignored when considering the adverse effects of a disability, I do not consider that abstaining from sugary drinks is sufficient to amount to a particular diet which therefore does not amount to treatment or

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This article is correct at 14/08/2015

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