Obesity Can Mean Disability, Rules EAT

Physical and mental impairments, which may have been caused by obesity, could be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010 (Walker v Sita Information Networking Computing Ltd). The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) said the focus should no longer be on what caused a disability but on the impairment an employee suffers from. Obese individuals… Read More


Employment Contracts: TUPE, Changes & Dismissal

Three consultant child psychiatrists with child care responsibilities have won an unfair dismissal case against the NHS trust that took over their services from a previous provider and tried to make them do out of hours (OOH) on-call work. Victoria Laakkonen, Sarah Taylor and Mary Cole won their case in the Southampton employment tribunal in… Read More

Can Obesity be a Disability?

It is only necessary to establish ‘an impairment’ and its effect, not its cause, says the EAT  In Walker v Sita Information Networking Computing Ltd the EAT (Employment Appeals Tribunal) had to determine whether an ET (employment tribunal) was right to rule that an obese employee was not disabled because there was no identifiable cause… Read More