ERJ staff report (DS)
London -- A London appeals court has ruled that suffering from latex allergy means a person is unable to work, and therefore may claim incapacity benefits. The UK government argued that allergies are common, and that the ruling may permit many others to claim for incapacity benefit.
According to the London newspaper Metro, Coralina Cattrell said her allergy made most work impossible. She took the case to court when the UK Department of Work and Pensions argued that she was not eligible for the benefit. An earlier ruling found in her favour, but the DWP appealed. The appeal court has now upheld the earlier decision.
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Case details from UK Courts service
Woman with rubber and latex allergy told work is 'too dangerous' Metro (UK - London)