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Disability discrimination: less favourable treatment based on stereotypical assumptions - Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey [CA] 21.06.19 (Unreported)

Treating a front-line police officer less favourably on the basis of a stereotypical assumption that her hearing impairment, while not currently having an adverse effect on her duties, might do so in future amounted to direct discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 s.13. Police work activities were "normal day-to-day activities" within s.6(1) of the Act. The court briefly considered the protection provided by the Act for persons with a progressive condition, and the circumstances in which claims should be brought under s.15 of the Act.
Category: Employment » Disability discrimination. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: [2019] EWCA Civ 1061.

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