European Employment Law Cases

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2019/13 A long-term functional impairment? (DK)

Keywords Disability Discrimination
Authors Christian K. Clasen
Author's information

348659 Christian K. Clasen
Christian K. Clasen is a partner at Norrbom Vinding, Copenhagen.
  • Abstract

      An employee’s functional impairment, which at the time of dismissal had had a duration of 11 months and with an uncertain prognosis, was not deemed a long-term one. For that reason, the Danish Western High Court found that the employee was not disabled within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act or Directive 2000/78 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation.

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