Case Update (1): Disability Discrimination – Careful what you perceive

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What do we already know? We updated you in our February 2018 Newsletter Case update (1): Disability discrimination – careful what you perceive on EAT’s decision in Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey.  The EAT held that an employer can directly discriminate against an employee even if they do not actually have a disability.  It…
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Case update(1): Disability discrimination – careful what you perceive

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Summary:  Can an employer discriminate directly because of a perceived disability? Yes, says the EAT in Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, available here. Facts: Lisa Coffey was a police constable. Although she had some hearing loss which was marginally outside the range set for recruitment, she had passed a practical functionality test and was…
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