City of York Council v Grosset Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 1105
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
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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