If I meet these conditions, do I automatically qualify?

No. In an employment tribunal (ET) case, it is up to the tribunal to decide whether you were disabled at the date the discrimination took place, applying the test set out in the Equality Act 2010.

If (as is often the case) the employer denies that the claimant was disabled, the claimant must produce evidence – including medical evidence – to prove this.

Just because your GP says that you were disabled at the date the discrimination took place, this is not the end of the matter. The tribunal will still apply the statutory test to decide whether or not you were disabled.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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