The Royal Bank of Scotland v Ashton: EAT 16 Dec 2010

Disability related discrimination
Direct disability discrimination
An Employment Tribunal failed to focus on the wording of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in concluding there had been no reasonable adjustment when the employer failed further to extend the benefits of the sick pay scheme to her, when they were already well beyond that which the evidence showed was given to non-disabled employees when sick. The ET had approached it as if a claim for unfair dismissal, when the employer’s reasons would be relevant, whereas ‘reasonable adjustment’ is to be judged by the result, not the process by which it is reached. Comprehensive errors of approach, law and fact pervaded the ET’s approach.
Langstaff J
[2010] UKEAT 0542 – 09 – 1612, [2011] ICR 632
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
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Updated: 04 March 2021; Ref: scu.428725