Disability discrimination: When ignorance may not be bliss

Charles Wynn-Evans analyses recent case law on the thorny issue of when an employer is considered to have knowledge of an employee’s disability ‘While the employer’s knowledge is only one aspect of a disability discrimination claim, it is clear from these decisions that an employer cannot simply neglect consideration of whether an employee is disabled …
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Cases Referenced

  • A Ltd v Z [2019] UKEAT/0273/18/BA
  • Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd [2019] UKEAT/0290/18/JOJ
  • City of York Council v Grosset [2018] EWCA Civ 1105
  • Donelien v Liberata UK Ltd [2014] UKEAT/0297/14/JOJ
  • Gallop v Newport City Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1583
  • Herry v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council & anor [2016] UKEAT/0101/16/LA
  • Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd [2019] UKEAT/0262/18/RN
  • Pnaiser v NHS England & anor [2015] UKEAT/0138/15/LA
  • Q v L [2019] UKEAT/0209/18/BA
  • Ridout v TC Group [1998] IRLR 628
  • Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v Alam [2009] UKEAT/0242/09/LA