Goodwin v Patent Office

Employment Appeal Tribunal, 1998. Full judgment: www.bailii.org. The applicant was a paranoid schizophrenic and had been dismissed by his employer following complaints of colleagues. He imagined that others could access his thoughts, and misinterpreted words and actions of colleagues in a paranoid way. Also, he often left the office, due to auditory hallucinations. However, he … Read more

Clark v Novacold

Court of Appeal, 1999. Full judgment bailii.org. The applicant was a process operator doing manual and physically demanding job. He suffered a back injury and was off work from August 1996. Medical reports thought it unlikely he could return to the job in the near future. He was accordingly dismissed. The industrial tribunal held he … Read more