Wallis v Buttle Plc Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
This was a preliminary hearing relating to whether the claimant was disabled for the purpose of a claim relating to disability discrimination. The question was whether the issue, which was one relating to low-mood, anxiety and depression was such that it was a substantial and long-term adverse effect as required under the Equality Act 2010 (similarly required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland).
The claimant first consulted her doctor about the impairment outlined in November 2019 when it was recorded that she had problems with low mood which then developed into anxiety and depression. As a result of the
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