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Reasonable adjustments in tribunal proceedings - Heal v Chancellor, Master and Scholars of University of Oxford [EAT] 04.02.20 (Unreported)

An employment tribunal had been entitled to deal with a disabled litigant-in-person's request for reasonable adjustments, including his application for permission to use a recording device during proceedings, at a preliminary hearing rather than on the papers. The tribunal's direction that the application to record be considered at a hearing had implicitly given the applicant permission to bring the equipment to court pending leave to record being granted. In any event, there was unlikely to be a contempt of court within the meaning of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 s.9 where a person brought to court a device, such as a mobile phone, for a purpose other than to use it to record sound, or subject to the tribunal's permission to do so.

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Category: Employment » Disability discrimination; Tribunal procedure. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: UKEAT/0070/19/DA.

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