Jackson and another v County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust; Jackson and another v Health Education England

Employment – Disability discrimination. The first respondent, who had been training to be a consultant anaesthetist, had successfully claimed before the employment tribunal (the tribunal) that the first appellant NHS training body and the second appellant NHS Trust had failed in their duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable her to continue to work and train, in circumstances where she had developed a latex allergy, and, hence, a disability under the Equality Act 2010. The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in allowing the appellants' appeals, held that, among other things, the tribunal had erred in law by treating the NHS as a single entity and by failing to have proper regard to the specific legal functions and powers of the two appellants.

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