Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Employment – Disability. The employee returned to work after a 62-day period of sickness absence resulting in the issue of a warning under the employer's attendance policy. The employee lodged a grievance requesting reasonable adjustments on grounds of disability. Following the rejection of that grievance, the employee brought proceedings in the employment tribunal claiming disability discrimination. The tribunal found that the duty to make reasonable adjustments had not been triggered because the employee had not been placed at a substantial disadvantage when compared with the appropriate comparator. On appeal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the tribunal's decision and dismissed the employee's appeal.

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