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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION: An unfavourable finding

04 September 2015  

Sarah Lovell considers the impact of two recent cases on the meaning of ‘unfavourable’ treatment and identifying the correct provision, criterion or practice

Two recent cases on disability discrimination have given guidance on the approach employment tribunals should take when deciding some tricky points. Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme v Williams [2015] considered the meaning of ‘unfavourable’ when considering claims of discrimination arising from a disability and Secretary of State for Justice v Prospere [2015] looked at the scope of a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) in claims of failure to make reasonable adjustments.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Chapman v Simon [1993] EWCA Civ 37

    London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm [2008] UKHL 43

    Secretary of State for Justice v Prospere [2015] UKEAT 0412/14/DA

    Shamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary [2003] UKHL 11

    Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme & anor v Williams [2015] UKEAT 0415/14/DM