Sheikholeslami v The University of Edinburgh UKEATS/0014/17/JW

Appeal against the dismissal of the Claimant's claims of unlawful disability and sex discrimination, victimisation and the ET's approach to her notice pay claim in refusing to permit an amendment to include it. Appeal allowed in part.

The Claimant claimed that her dismissal on the asserted basis (that her work permit was due to expire) was effected simply to avoid the problem of her continued and sustained complaints that she was the victim of unlawful gender and disability discrimination leading to serious depression from 2011 onwards. The ET dismissed her claims and she appealed.

The EAT allowed the appeal in some respects. The ET had erred in its approach to both the reasonable adjustment and discrimination arising from disability claims. There were other errors by the ET which failed to deal with a number of aspects of the Claimant's claims of unlawful sex discrimination and victimisation.

Published: 17/10/2018 10:57