A Hotel Worker v A Hotel Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay
This is a complaint of disability discrimination. The complainant was employed as a waitress for about 6 weeks in September and October 2009. She did not mention her disability at the time of the interview because she felt that it would not affect her work but the Tribunal accepted her evidence that she did mention it to some of the staff and her supervisor in a social context after a few weeks, by which time she had received a favourable assessment of her work from her manager.
She claimed that criticisms of her work only began after her disability became known in the workplace. After six weeks, she was dismissed, according to the respondent, for poor performance.
The Tribunal accepted the
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