Igweike v TSB Bank Plc UKEAT/0119/19/BA

Appeal against the ET’s decision dismissing the Claimant’s disability discrimination claim because he was not at the relevant times a disabled person. Appeal dismissed.

The Claimant, having worked for the Respondent for just under two years, brought various claims in the ET including disability discrimination, on the basis that the Respondent had failed to make reasonable adjustments in the light of the Claimant's bereavement following the death of his father. The ET found that the Claimant was not at the relevant times a disabled person and dismissed his claim. The Claimant appealed on the grounds that the ET erred (1) by focusing on whether the Claimant was disabled by depression rather than by reference to an adverse grief reaction, (2) in its approach to the impact on normal day-to-day activities, by not viewing this in the context of the Claimant's work, and (3) in its approach to whether the substantial adverse effect was long-term.

The EAT held that the ET had not erred in law in any of these respects, and the appeal would be dismissed.


Published: 06/01/2020 15:24

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