O’Boyle v St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Coronavirus


The claimant was employed as a Band 5 Staff Nurse from March 2017 until her resignation in July 2020.  She worked in an orthopaedics ward before and during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In March 2020, the respondent sent an email to staff asking about medical health conditions.  The claimant respondent citing that she had asthma and outlined the medications she was taking.  The purpose of the email was to see who was ‘high risk’ and may be redeployed or required to self-isolate.  Indeed, the guidance document stated ‘staff [who] have a positive response to any of the questions on the risk assessment will inform you directly.  Such staff should

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This article is correct at 24/08/2023

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