- January 16, 2013

Kenneth McAlpine v UK (no 6/2011)

This case against the UK concerns a man with type 1 Diabetes who was made redundant from his employment. He claimed that his redundancy was based on the presumption that diabetes results in prolonged periods of time off due to illness, and that he had been the victim of disability-based discrimination. He filed a complaint before the Employment Tribunal and proceedings were held during which the facts were refuted by his employer. His first complaint was dismissed along with subsequent appeals. The Committee found that his complaint was inadmissible ratione temporis: the facts occurred prior to the entry into force of the Optional Protocol in the UK.

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