Fernandes v Department for Work and Pensions [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 114
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Time Limits; Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Adjustments


The claimant worked for the respondent as a Universal Credit Agent. She was disabled by reason of depression and anxiety as well as back pain. She was provided with a special chair for the back pain but following her return from maternity leave it was not available.    This arose in January 2020, and it was advised that an ergonomic assessment should take place – this did not take place before the Covid lockdown at which period the claimant had to take leave to care for her medically vulnerable child. Whilst working from home in August 2020 she again requested the ergonomic assessment.  

The issue arising was the time limits and how they would apply to

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This article is correct at 05/10/2023

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