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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Turnover (£m): 1,030.00
No. of lawyers: 2,280
(UK 200)
Jurisdiction: UK
No. of offices: 9
No. of qualified lawyers: 206 (International 50)