Definition of disability includes a condition affecting the ability to apply for a job
The claimant was a police community support officer. Her application to become a police constable revealed that she had had a conviction 17 years previously that she had not disclosed. Her application was refused and several months later she received a disciplinary reprimand, to stay on her file for five years, for failure to disclose the conviction both then and when she had applied for her original position as a community support officer. Seven months later when she tried again to become a police constable, she was refused because of this reprimand.
She brought a disability discrimination claim relating to the reprimand and the refusal of her application, on the basis that her failure to disclose was due to dissociative amnesia…
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