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E.A. Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd v Staples - Reasonable adjustments and disability discrimination [2008] EAT

Mr Staples was dismissed from his role as a director at EA Gibson after a long period of sickness absence due to a heart condition (atrial arrhythmia). After a series of hearings, including one before the EAT in June 2007, he won a disability discrimination claim on the basis that Gibsons had not made reasonable adjustments to accommodate his condition. His claim included a claim relating to sick pay.

Gibsons now appealed to the EAT against the ET's final rulings in early 2008. Gibsons have lost.

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