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    A friend had chemo in 2017 for 6 months and the employer made him redundant in 2018. The ET1 claim includes disability discrimination. The ET3 denies that he had/has a disability under the equality act. I thought that Cancer was?
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    Under the Equality Act 2010, employees with cancer are protected from discrimination in the workplace, from the point of diagnosis and even after treatment and they have returned to work.
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      Thanks, thats what I thought. I wonder why the employer would deny that the employee had a disability under the equality act in the ET3 when they had all the doctors notes and return to work from haemotology.

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        I really am not sure unless, if they are a small employer, they did not understand that the disability continues after a return to work.
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