Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 118 (Sep)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Serota QC, Mr D Bleiman and Mr P Gammon

Representation The employee appeared by her representative.
  Diya Sen Gupta (instructed by Field Fisher Waterhouse) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 18 September 2006


Employment - Disability - Discrimination - Employee claiming to be disabled by reason of depression and carpal tunnel syndrome - Tribunal finding employee not to be disabled - Whether evidence sufficient to demonstrate mental illness - Whether carpal tunnel syndrome having substantial and long-term adverse effects on carrying out of normal day-to-day activities - Disability Discrimination Act 1995 s 1(1).

The Case

In the instant case, where the employee claimed that she suffered from depression and carpal tunnel syndrome and that she was disabled within the meaning of s1(1) of the the employment tribunal had been entitled to find that there was insufficient evidence to support her claim that she suffered from a mental illness or that her carpal tunnel syndrome had substantial and long-term effects on her ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

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