City of York Council v Grosset [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 1105
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Dismissal; Discrimination Arising from a Disability; Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments; Gross Misconduct; Equality Act 2010; Proportionality; Objective Justification

This case concerned a teacher who suffered from cystic fibrosis. Mr Grosset was former head of English at the Joseph Rowntree School, a secondary school operated by the City of York Council. The respondent employer was aware of his disability and made reasonable adjustments accordingly. Following the appointment of a new head teacher, who was unaware of Mr Grosset’s condition, the claimant was subjected to an increased workload and, as a result, became very stressed and struggled to cope with the pressures of both his job and his disease.

One afternoon the claimant allowed a class of 15 year old students to watch an 18-rated horror film. He did not obtain approval for this from the school

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This article is correct at 07/06/2018

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