Mrs F Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation Ltd [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT/0135/18/DA
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability; ‘Long-term’ and ‘Substantial’ Adverse Effect; Ability to Carry Out Normal Day-to-day Activities

The claimant worked for the respondent as a science teacher. She suffered from a physical impairment, ultimately diagnosed as fibromyalgia, together with mental distress. She argued her condition had a substantial and long-term adverse effect on her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The tribunal had to determine whether the claimant’s impairment amounted to a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 (the DDA 1995 applies in Northern Ireland). The tribunal held that the claimant’s impairment could not be deemed ‘long-term,’ and even if it had, in the alternative,

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This article is correct at 06/03/2019
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