Houghton and others v Land Registry

Employment – Disability. The employees, who were disabled, had each received a formal warning for disability related absence, leading to the loss of their bonuses under the employer's discretionary bonus scheme. The employment tribunal upheld the employees' claims for disability related discrimination. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) dismissed the employer's appeal, deciding that the employees had satisfied the test set out in s 15(1)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 with the result that the discrimination had been made out. The EAT further rejected the employer's justification defence.

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