McDougall v Richmond Adult Community College – WLR Daily

Posted January 21st, 2008 in disability discrimination, law reports by sally

McDougall v Richmond Adult Community College [2008] EWCA Civ 4 [2008] WLR (D) 3

“When determining whether an adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities was “likely to recur”, within the meaning of para 2(2) of Sch 1 to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, an employment tribunal should make its determination on the basis of evidence available at the time of the allegedly discriminatory act.
The Court of Appeal so held when allowing the appeal of the respondent, Richmond Adult Community College, from the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal [2007] ICR 1567 dated 13 July 2007 allowing the appeal of the claimant, Elizabeth McDougall, from the decision of an employment tribunal sitting at London (South) on 27 June 2006 dismissing the claimant’s complaint of disability discrimination on the ground that she did not have a disability for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.”

WLR Daily, 18th January 2008


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