Judgment obtained that claimant was not disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010

Curzon Green Solicitors recently secured a favourable judgment for one of our company clients in respect of an Employment Tribunal claim brought by their former employee, who was asserting disability discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments and harassment related to disability. The claimant alleged that he suffered from autism and that his employer had discriminated against him on the basis of that disability during his employment. Our Legal 500 employment solicitors assisted our client to successfully defend the claims, which were dismissed following a Preliminary Hearing dealing with the issue of disability. Submissions included complex arguments on whether a diagnosis had been made, as well as whether the impairments allegedly suffered by the claimant were sufficient to amount to a disability, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. The Employment Judge agreed with our employment law solicitors and handed down judgment, in favour of our client, that the claimant was not disabled, so all three of the claims he brought against our client, in relation to disability, were dismissed.