Michelle Proctor vs Haxby Group practice [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    1801602/2017 and 1806299/2017
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Failure to Provide Reasonable Adjustments; Support Mechanism; Voice Recognition Software

The claimant worked as a clerical assistance in the respondent GP practice. She suffered arthritis in both hands and tendonitis of the wrist and arms and there was no dispute that she was ‘disabled’.

The claimant’s workload increased which resulted in increased pain and she had to take sick leave. A letter from occupational health recommended that voice recognition software should be installed to better manage her condition. She requested a demonstration of the software, but the respondent insisted that this would take place when she returned from sick leave and not before. The software was eventually installed, but only after a period of two years in which the claimant took numerous

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This article is correct at 23/01/2019

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