Robinson v Department for Work and Pensions [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA 859
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Adjustments

The claimant had worked for the respondent as an administrative officer for twenty-two years.  The role was largely computer based.   In 2014 she had developed blurred vision in one eye after a hemiplegic migraine. It was agreed that this satisfied the definition of a disability for the purpose of the legislation.  Alongside developing the blurred vision, the respondent had changed its computer hardware with screens that had less resolution.  This made it extremely difficult for the claimant to continue the work, due to the blurred vision.  

The respondent undertook a risk assessment and screen-magnification was recommended as an adjustment.  

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This article is correct at 22/07/2020

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