Is Type 2 Diabetes a Disability? Employment Appeal Tribunal Considers

Is Type 2 Diabetes a Disability? Employment Appeal Tribunal Considers The definition of ‘disability’ in the employment context continues to be controversial, particularly when it comes to conditions that afflict very large numbers of people. The issue was highlighted in one important case concerning a type 2 diabetes sufferer. After the man lost his job with a betting and gaming company, he alleged both unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. Following a preliminary hearing, however, an employment judge found on the basis of medical evidence that his type 2 diabetes did not amount to a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010. When considering whether the condition constituted an impairment…