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The Equality Act 2010 sets out a definition of disability, which must be met for an individual to be protected from disability discrimination. Where an individual meets the definition of disability, the employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable him or her to overcome disadvantages in the workplace.
An employee will be disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that affects the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The adverse effect on this ability must be substantial and long term.
4 Nov 2019
The size of the disability pay gap means the average disabled employee effectively works for free for the last two...
17 Oct 2019
An estimated 300,000 people with mental health conditions fall out of work every year, the minister for disabled people has...
9 Oct 2019
Jobcentre Plus employees have been advised to tell people looking for work to hide mental health issues with terms such...
1 Oct 2019
There will be an extra working day in 2020 for many employees, so does the leap year mean extra pay?...
26 Sep 2019
The 2019 Personnel Today Awards take place on the 19 November. In the latest in our series of articles profiling...
6 Sep 2019
Employers need to be mindful not just of the “disability gap” when it comes to employment but “double discrimination” around...
23 Aug 2019
Tribunal finds poor appraisal score was discriminatory.
13 Aug 2019
An employment tribunal found the bank liable for disability discrimination.
2 Aug 2019
Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...
22 Jul 2019
A landmark Supreme Court judgment could mean that people who find social situations debilitating will now be eligible to claim...
12 Jul 2019
Outgoing prime minister Theresa May has announced a new independent body responsible for challenging social injustices and creating a fairer...
26 Jun 2019
Statutory Sick Pay will be reformed under new measures to better support people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
24 Jun 2019
A police officer in Wiltshire Constabulary suffered from a degree of hearing loss but this did not affect her ability to do her job, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
24 Jun 2019
Although the prescription of medicinal cannabis products is not yet widespread in the UK, employers need to be aware of the legal framework concerning its use