'Disabled' City lawyer wins right to pursue discrimination claim

A City lawyer that claims DLA Piper revoked her job offer because she suffered from depression has won leave to have her case heard for a second time.

21 Jun 2010

A City lawyer that claims DLA Piper revoked her job offer because she suffered from depression has won leave to have her case heard for a second time.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has quashed the original tribunal’s decision to throw the case out on the grounds that she was not ‘disabled’ and so could not fight a case under Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

The lawyer, referred to as J, successfully argued that the first tribunal erred in law in its conclusion.

She claims that even if she was not in fact disabled, DLA Piper could still have withdrawn the offer because they believed she was disabled, in which case the Discrimination Act could still apply.

J, a qualified barrister who has previously worke...

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