Government research has confirmed what people with disabilities have long known - they face major barriers both to enter the work-place and, just as importantly, stay within it.
The Life Opportunities Survey by the Government's Office for Disabili More...01 January 2011 15:46
Three quarters of employers haven't hired from disadvantaged groups, such as young people without qualifications, ex-offenders or older workers, in the last three years. This is according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Deve More...22 December 2010 13:28
Employers have been urged to do more to help people with disabilities into the workplace. It follows a major study published by the Office for National Statistics yesterday, which revealed that more than half of disabled people would like to wo More...10 December 2010 17:10
UK employers are leaving themselves wide open to disability discrimination claims because they are failing to take depression and stress in the workplace seriously, new research reveals. More than half (52%) of the 1,822 firms surveyed by online the More...08 December 2010 17:01
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
One of my employees, who is disabled, has taken an unacceptable amount of sick leave recently. Can I dismiss her lawfully? While it is possible to fairly dismiss an employee on the ground of incapacity due to ill health, it is vital that you follow a More...13 October 2010 12:27
Dr Mark Simpson summarises the main areas that employers must consider to understand the implications of the Equality Act. The Equality Act comes into force on 1 October 2010. It is designed to help simplify previous legislation and to deliver a more More...29 September 2010 15:19
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
The Equality Act 2010 comes into force on 1 October with the objectives of harmonising, strengthening and clarifying existing discrimination law to support progress on equality.
The new Act provides increased protection for disabled people. The new More...21 September 2010 15:16
One of the most talked about changes to be introduced by the Equality Act 2010, which was not in the original draft, but was introduced following pressure during consultation, is the ban on the use of pre-employment health questionnaires exce More...15 September 2010 12:21
A former police officer who claimed she was bullied by force bosses after being diagnosed with a voice condition has lost her claim for disability discrimination.
Catherine Gilbert tried to sue Kent Police, claiming they failed to make reasonable ad More...21 July 2010 10:56
Further information Four things you need to know about disability discrimination under the Equality Act Employers are being urged to withdraw pre-employment health questionnaires ahead of the introduction of the Equality A More...19 July 2010 09:58
Much of the media attention on the Equality Act 2010 has focused on controversial areas relating to socio-economic inequality, positive action and gender pay reporting. However, the Act's disability discrimination provisions are likely to have much more More...09 July 2010 10:52
Much of the media attention on the Equality Act 2010 has focused on controversial areas relating to socio-economic inequality, positive action and gender pay reporting. However, the Act's disability discrimination provisions are likely to have much mo More...09 July 2010 10:20
A review of support offered to employees with a disability can be an effective tool in raising awareness and understanding of physical and mental health issues among staff, as Bangor University discovers. Joe Patton reports.
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Facts Milorad Jelic was a police constable with South Yorkshire Police who developed chronic anxiety syndrome. He had periods of sick leave between 2002 and 2004 for stress-related illness. South Yorkshire Police's occupational health (OH) adviser sa More...08 June 2010 16:25
The Civil Service has seen an increase in the number of ethnic minority and disabled graduates applying for its Fast Stream training and development programme. Official figures released in the Cabinet Office's 2009 Fast Stream Annual Report reveal More...02 June 2010 07:59
Q I am a site manager for a national chain of cafes, and a member of my staff was recently involved in an accident that resulted in her losing one of her hands. She wants to return to work but our site cannot easily accommodate her disability without so More...25 May 2010 14:24