Land Registry v Houghton and others [2015] UKEAT/0149/14: Non payment of bonus where employee received warning for disability related sickness absence was discriminatory

The Land Registry in Land Registry v Houghton operated a discretionary bonus scheme which included a term that an employee who received a formal warning in respect of sickness absence during the relevant financial year would be ineligible to receive the bonus. The Land Registry had put in place reasonable adjustments that would adjust the trigger points that would lead to a warning but Ms Houghton and others received warnings. They brought claims for discrimination arising from disability.

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