G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment, Pay
This case might be of particular interest to those readers with employees based in the UK, although it concerns whether protection of salary can be a reasonable accommodation (known as a 'reasonable adjustment' in the UK) in a disability discrimination case and contractual variation and is therefore of more general interest to employers in this jurisdiction.
Mr. Powell was an ATM engineer in London. After the Claimant became disabled through a back injury the Respondent gave him work in a new role (“key runner”) at his existing rate of pay and led him to believe, according to the evidence, that the role was long-term. The following year, however, it said that it was only prepared to
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