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Disability – anxiety

December 2023/January 2024 | Employment

The EAT has heard a case in which it considered whether anxiety at the prospect of attending court was capable of amounting to a disability under the Equality Act 2010. The summary states: ‘The claimant in the employment tribunal was dismissed following some eighteen months’ sickness absence. Her Equality Act 2010 complaints, relating to her …

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ET erred – fair trial

December 2023/January 2024 | Employment

The EAT has heard an interesting case in which it concluded that an ET erred in striking out a claimant’s claim on the particular facts of the case. No assessment was made as to whether a fair trial remained possible and it appeared that the tribunal was unaware of emails written to the Employment Tribunal …

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