Here we list a selection of key cases on disability discrimination in the workplace, providing a summary of the decision and implications for employers.

Carreras v United First Partners Research | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 7 Apr 2016

Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 26 Jan 2015

Kaltoft v Billund Kommune | European Court of Justice | 18 Dec 2014

London Borough of Southwark v Charles | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 22 Jul 2014

Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 15 May 2014

Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence | Court of Appeal | 13 May 2014

Gallop v Newport City Council CA | Court of Appeal | 11 Dec 2013

Wade v Sheffield Hallam University | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 15 Apr 2013

Walker v Sita Information Networking Computing Ltd | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 8 Feb 2013

Gallop v Newport City Council | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 19 Jul 2012

Crisp v Iceland Foods Ltd | Employment Tribunal | 8 May 2012

JP Morgan Europe Ltd v Chweidan | Court of Appeal | 27 May 2011

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Wakefield | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 26 Jul 2010

Aylott v Stockton on Tees Borough Council | Court of Appeal | 29 Jul 2010

Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police v Jelic | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 29 Apr 2010

​Please note: While every care has been taken in compiling these notes, CIPD cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. These notes are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice.

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