Seccombe v Reed in Partnership Ltd (England and Wales: Disability Discrimination) [2019] UKEAT/0213/20/OO

Appeal against the dismissal of the Claimant's claim of unfair dismissal due to being a disabled person. Appeal dismissed.

The Claimant was dismissed after several periods of absence. The absences followed a 'traumatic event' experienced at work. The Claimant claimed that that the Respondent had failed to make reasonable adjustments for his disability, namely severe anxiety and depression. However, the ET found that the Respondent did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the Claimant was disabled.

The EAT dismissed the appeal. The ET did not err in law in concluding that the claimant was not disabled or, if he was, the employer did not have actual or constructive knowledge.

Published: 13/08/2021 10:02

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