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Graham Russell defends small charity from discrimination claim

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The Employment Tribunal has dismissed claims for direct and indirect discrimination brought against a charity.

The organisation, which provides care for people discharged from hospital, was alleged to have sacked the Claimant (who cannot be identified) because she suffered from a long-term depressive disorder. The Claimant also argued that the charity failed to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate her during her employment. 

However, Graham Russell, who appeared for the charity, successfully argued that it was not aware, and could not reasonably have been expected to be aware, that the Claimant suffered with a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.

Following a final hearing lasting three days in Birmingham, the claim was dismissed.

Graham Russell was instructed by Keith Bright Solicitors.

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