Rochford v WNS Global Services (UK) Ltd & Ors Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 2205
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
The respondent is a global supplier of business process management services. The appellant was employed in a high-level VSL (‘Vertical Sales Lead’) role and had responsibility for several business sectors and receiving an annual salary of £90,000, together with a company car and a sizeable bonus.
The appellant suffered from acute back problems which, under the Equality Act 2010 (equivalent to Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which continues to apply in NI), amounted to a disability. He underwent surgery and was off work for almost a year thereafter. The respondent was reluctant to allow him to return to his full VSL role instantaneously and instead suggested a gradual return to work,
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