Morse v Wiltshire County Council: EAT 1 May 1998

A tribunal considering a claim of disability discrimination should best consider the various statutory elements in the order given in the Act, so as to avoid confusion in unraveling what is a complex statutory structure. The wide language of section 6(2) and 6(3) is capable of applying to a ‘dismissal situation’. Although section 6 makes no express mention of dismissal, termination of service or redundancy, the Code of Practice assumes that section applies to a dismissal in the circumstances of the applicant in that case. ‘Arrangements on which employment . . is offered or afforded’ include alternatives to dismissal, such as are mentioned in section 6(3)-allocation of the disabled person’s duties to another person, assigning him to a different place of work or transferring him to fill an existing vacancy.


Bell J


Times 11-May-1998, [1998] UKEAT 1279 – 97 – 0105, [1998] ICR 1023




Disability Discrimination Act 1995 5 6

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Employment, Discrimination

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.83862