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Hi there, dyslexia is not a condition which automatically amounts to a disability. So whilst dyslexic sufferers could be classified as being disabled, that would depend on the severity of their dyslexia and how it affects their daily lives. So different levels of dyslexia and different effects on the person will affect whether their particular situations means they are disabled or not. So in this case they are saying that they agree you have dyslexia, but that it is not serious enough or simply does not meet all the criteria to make it into a disability. In the end, the tribunal will decide if you meet the criteria to be classified as suffering from a disability, but the ley is that having dyslexia does not automatically make you disabled.
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So I presume the fact that they have given me reasonable adjustments and even after the interview in question for the last 20 years. along with admitance that i have a yearly disability review is in my favour as the way i see it while it was not a problem they were quite happy classing me as disabled but then as soon as there is an issue they are not sure?
an employer can be cautious about how they treat someone with a potential disability. So even if you are not officially disabled they could have done all they have done. Whether you are actually disabled or not is not their decision - this depends on satisfying the legal criteria of a disability, regardless of what the employer thinks or has done. Hope this clarifies?