GP's depression' decision could be crucial in a disability claim

Wynn-Evans, Charles
July 2010
People Management;7/15/2010, p31
The article reports on the decision of the British Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) on the case J v. DLA Piper UK LLP involving a female lawyer who claimed to have been denied employment due to her history of depression, which she argued constituted a Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 disability. The EAT decision noted that a general practitioner is fully qualified to express an opinion on DDA disability claims. EAT also added that tribunals should not adopt a consecutive approach in reviewing DDA claims. The decision of EAT on the case is provided.


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