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 analysis (see below).
This decision attains its significance from its similarity to the
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