February 2008
People Management;2/7/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p21
The article discusses the work discrimination case, Environment Agency vs. Rowan. Rowan, a part-time clerk who asked to work at home due to back problems, was refused and claimed disability discrimination. The British Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) found in her favour on the grounds an able-bodied person would not have her difficulty getting into work, and homeworking should have been considered. The EAT said Rowan had not identified the extent and nature of her disadvantage so it was impossible to decide what adjustments should have been made.


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