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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.
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
21 May 2019
A former Npower employee with autism has won a claim for indirect discrimination after the company failed to make adjustments...
7 May 2019
Employers are waking up to the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce. But when it comes to performance management processes, new strategies will be needed
15 Apr 2019
There are 930,000 more disabled people in work today than in 2013, according to new Department for Work and Pensions figures, an increase of an average of 500 more people per day.
15 Apr 2019
For the 650-strong support centre for the British Council in India, it can be a challenge to find good talent but embedding diversity into its culture has helped
29 Mar 2019
Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...
5 Mar 2019
Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government’s target of getting one million more disabled people in work...
25 Feb 2019
The TUC and the GMB union have launched an effort to prevent disabled people from leaving their jobs because of...
12 Feb 2019
Workers with disabilities will be able to claim up to £60,000 per year to help pay for workplace adjustments when...
15 Jan 2019
While leadership teams increasingly embrace the challenges of gender and ethnic diversity, research has shown that disability is absent from...
8 Jan 2019
XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman suggests that a recent Supreme Court decision raises more questions than it answers about the...
18 Dec 2018
The Supreme Court has ruled that an employee was not treated unfavourably after his early retirement due to ill health...