Derby v Southwark Council [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    2300023/2020
  • 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

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

This article is correct at 07/04/2021
Disclaimer:

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Jason Elliott BL
Barrister

The main content of this article was provided by Jason Elliott BL. Email jason.elliott@barlibrary.com

View all articles by Jason Elliott BL