Disability discrimination and dismissal

Holly represented a long-term employee who was unable to return to his previous role following a shoulder injury and consequent depression.

Her client claimed disability discrimination on the basis that he had been dismissed for failing to attend the workplace despite having not been provided with alternative work to. It was contended that the employer had failed to take account of his previously unblemished work record and length of service.

The case culminated in a 2-day hearing before the Employment Tribunal.