Godfrey v Natwest Market Plc [2024]

  • Decision Number
    EAT 81
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Autism

Summary Description:

EAT outlines that an employer would be put on notice where they should be making enquiries as to the possible effects of a general mental impairment in the context of autism spectrum disorder.


The claimant was employed by the respondent from 2006-2011.  He sought various appointments with the respondent in 2017-2019 but he had been unsuccessful.    The claimant is disabled within the definition given by the Equality Act 2010 by reason of having the autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome.

The claimant suggested that the respondent was aware of his disability due to his behaviour when he previously worked at the respondent. 

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This article is correct at 04/06/2024

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