Neil Bickerstaff v Gerard Butcher (CASE REF: 92/14)Posted in: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
Whilst the tribunal also had to decide the issue of whether the claimant was a victim of harassment in this case, the relevant legal issue was namely;
(1) At the time of the alleged discriminatory acts, was the claimant a ‘disabled person’, within the meaning of Section 1 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 by virtue of suffering from ‘Gout’ or ‘Obesity’ or a combination of both.
The tribunal were satisfied that the claimant was disabled by a combination of his morbid obesity and gout conditions and by each condition separately. However the implications of this case are what deserve
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