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Is a pre-cancerous lesion “cancer”?

Did you know that if an employee is being treated for pre-cancerous cells that they could be deemed as disabled under the Equality Act 2010?

In the case of Lofty v Hamis the EAT found that a pre-cancerous lesion is cancer and would therefore automatically meet the legal definition of disability. The Claimant suffered from a pre-cancerous lesion which could have led to lesion malignant melanoma (skin cancer).

The Tribunal found that because the Claimant had successful treatment to remove the cancer cells she had never had cancer. However, the EAT stated that the law does not distinguish between invasive and other forms of cancer; it requires only that the Claimant has cancer.

Have you had to deal with employees who have had pre-cancerous cells and undergone treatment? How did you manage this? If you have any questions regarding this situation please contact our Employment Lawyers on a confidential basis on 0161 478 3800 or [email protected]


Is a pre-cancerous lesion “cancer”?

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We’re growing and we want you to be part of it!

We’re growing and we want you to be part of it!

Looking at joining a company outside the traditional legal practice?

This is an amazing opportunity to join a unique and forward thinking company.

Due to continued growth in the business, we are looking for an Employment Solicitor, who can demonstrate initiative, creativity and has experience of dealing with respondents as well as claimants. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential and we are looking for candidates who focus on obtaining commercial solutions for clients. The ideal candidate will also contribute to driving the business forward. They will be involved in supporting the Managing Director together with growing their own caseload. They will assist the team in providing a full range of employment advice.

We are open to looking at part time arrangements in addition to full time.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, feel you have the suitable skills and want to join a vibrant and exciting new team, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] and apply now!


We’re growing and we want you to be part of it!

Join the hundreds of businesses that trust Peach for their unrivalled legal and HR services.

Peach Law was born out of a desire to provide clients with more flexible specialist employment law and HR expertise without the traditional call centre approach and without the need for rigid and expensive law firms. You’ll only ever speak to the senior individuals working on your account. You’ll get the information you need, when you need it.

A refreshing blend of legal & HR expertise.

Arrange a callback