Disability discrimination for something arising from the disability
In this episode 204 of the podcast I bring you details of a case recently decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal which deals with the issue of behaviour arising from disability. In the case of McQueen v General Optical Council the Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the reasons for the employers actions.
In this episode of the podcast I cover:
- Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010.
- The legal test for determining if someone has been treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability.
- The facts of this case.
- The outcome as decided by the Tribunal and then upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
- How employers should approach issues with employees who have a disability.
- Points to note.
- How to deal with aggressive behaviours at work.
McQueen v General Optical Council 2023 – Employment Appeal Tribunal Case. You can read the full judgement HERE
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