Derby v Southwark Council [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Burden of Proof

This was a preliminary hearing as to whether the claimant had a disability in line with the definition required under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland).  This would have led to amending the claim to add disability discrimination to the existing claim of unfair dismissal.   There were two issues; one relating to depression and anxiety and the second relating to sciatica and lumbago. 

In terms of the issue involving depression and anxiety, it was agreed that the claimant did suffer from intermittent issues from 2010 but that they had been well managed.  These issues were not brought up in meetings with supervisors in

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This article is correct at 07/04/2021

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