The Guinness Partnership v Szymoniak [2017]

  • Case Reference
    UKEAT/0065/17/DA
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Discrimination; Disability; Substantial and Long-Term Effect

The claimant argued disability discrimination and successfully contended before the ET that he satisfied the definition of a disabled person by reason of the long-term effects of mental impairment.  The ET had not given any directions for expert medical evidence but instead relied on the claimant’s own testimony and contemporaneous medical documentation. 

It was argued by the respondent that the ET should not have determined the question of disability in the absence of proper medical evidence. Furthermore, it argued that finding the claimant disabled based merely on the length of

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This article is correct at 24/08/2017
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