Department for Work and Pensions v Boyers [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 76
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Disability Discrimination

The claimant had worked for the respondent for 12 years when she was dismissed in January 2018.  The claimant was a disabled person suffering from chronic migraines, anxiety and depression. In the 12 years of service, the claimant had only been off work for a six week period when she undertook a work trial at another location and for the last year of her work on sick leave because of alleged bullying and harassment by a colleague.

At first instance, the Tribunal found that the dismissal was unfair and discriminatory.   It was not regarded as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.  The legitimate aim relied upon by the respondent was to achieve a healthy and

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This article is correct at 04/07/2022
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