Rochford v WNS Global Services (UK) Ltd & Ors [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 2205
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Victimisation; Unfair Dismissal; Wrongful Dismissal; Return to Work; Demotion

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

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This article is correct at 11/01/2018
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