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Diversity Today - Disability and 'Day-to-Day' Activity

Meaning of disability - What is “normal day-to-day activity”?

Lifting up to 25kg is a “normal day-to-day activity” when deciding whether or not someone is disabled under the Equality Act 2010. This, of course, is just an example (taken from the outcome of Banaszczyk v Booker Ltd).

In a disability discrimination claim, the claimant must have a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010 for his or her claim to proceed. Under the Act, an individual is disabled if:

* he or she has a physical or mental impairment; and
* the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the individual’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 00:00