Ford v Royal Mail Group Ltd [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Disability; Long-Term Effect; Impairment

The claimant brought a claim based upon disability discrimination due to a lack of reasonable adjustments being made in her job within the Postal Service, as well as harassment.  The issue in this preliminary hearing was whether the claimant’s condition met the definition given to a disability.  

Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 (the equivalent is Section 1 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland) requires the physical or mental impairment to have a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term adverse effect’ on the individual carrying out day-to-day activities.  The claimant had suffered back pain that was first noted in October 2017 but that it had been

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This article is correct at 07/10/2019

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