Y v Bradford Council

An employer adjusted the recruitment process for a person with a severe stammer by allowing written responses to pre-set interview questions, and a written equivalent of a presentation exercise. However, there was held to be a breach of the reasonable adjustment duty. The claimant had not been given enough time for the written presentation. Also … Read moreY v Bradford Council

T v Office for National Statistics

The applicant was black and had a stammer. As with all new recruits at the employer, he entered a probationary period. He was dismissed on the basis that he had not met the standards expected of him during his probationary service. Employment Appeal Tribunal, 2004. Full decision: bailii.org. His complaints included disability discrimination, a failure … Read moreT v Office for National Statistics

Y v Calderdale Council

Employment Tribunal, Case No. 1806514/02, July 2003. An employment tribunal found that an employer had not made sufficient reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process for a person who stammers. More time was allowed for the interview, but the amount of information the person was able to convey compared to other candidates was still much reduced. … Read moreY v Calderdale Council

Parking attendant case

Employment Tribunal, Case No. 2403061/02, October 2002 – April 2003. The applicant resigned his job as a parking attendant and successfully claimed to the Tribunal for unfair dismissal. The Tribunal agreed that because of the employer’s conduct the applicant had been constructively dismissed and the dismissal was unfair. A relatively small part of the relevant … Read moreParking attendant case

A v Walkers Snack Foods Ltd

Employment Tribunal, Case no. 2500138/00, 4344/115, December 2001. Facts The employee was a packaging technician. These technicians were responsible for overseeing the running of machines on the packaging line, and for arranging for an engineer to be called in if a fault occurred. The employee had a stammer and claimed he was subject to “harassment, … Read moreA v Walkers Snack Foods Ltd