Judge allows claim for disability discrimination against a woman going through menopause

Published: 27th May 2018

Symptoms of perimenopause such as severe bleeding, memory loss and anxiety can give rise to a section 6 Equality Act disability provided the symptoms have a long-term and substantial adverse effect on normal day-to day-activities.  A tribunal found that a woman’s employers had both unfairly dismissed her and discriminated against her on grounds of disability, particularly as they had failed to consider her disability’s impact on her conduct. She had a very tough and long battle regarding this claim. Her statement about this episode is here.