If you know, you know……
When it comes to disability discrimination, there’s a pretty important case – Stott vs Ralli Limited.
The employee in question put in a claim, saying she’d been discriminated against because of her disability; she had mental health issues and dyslexia.
But here’s the thing: her employer didn’t know that. She’d never raised it, and only brought it up in a grievance AFTER she’d been dismissed, a fact that she agreed with, albeit asserting that “somehow they should have known”.
So, no discrimination, no victory for Stott, and no compensation doled out.
A happy ending. But it doesn’t always happen, highlighting the need to do things the right way if you don’t want to lose at tribunal: