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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.
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
10 Sep 2020
Technology giant Microsoft, the charitable arm of the Virgin Group, Virgin Unite, sporting organisation the Special Olympics and Swedish retailer...
3 Sep 2020
Progress in addressing gender inequality has stalled during the lockdown, but the new ways of working it has bought could...
30 Jun 2020
A former university lecturer has successfully brought a constructive unfair dismissal claim at an employment tribunal after the education establishment...
29 Jun 2020
As employers prepare to return to work, many are considering certain groups of employees based on their risk factors. But...
11 Jun 2020
Diversity and inclusion could form a cornerstone of businesses' recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, the CIPD's Festival of Work heard.
27 May 2020
A charity worker who blew the whistle on colleagues for using foul language and mocking someone with a physical disability...
13 May 2020
Leeds Teaching hospital case casts fresh light on organisations vulnerability to discriminatory decisions.
12 May 2020
Employers face a ‘minefield’ of legal risks when they bring staff back into the workplace, especially if they ask workers...
11 May 2020
The scope of the government’s Access to Work scheme has been broadened to include support for disabled employees who need...
27 Apr 2020
Long-term employee with a spinal condition was banned from taking a break and told to learn what 'professionalism' meant.
6 Apr 2020
A Virgin Atlantic pilot rumoured to have slept during a flight is claiming unfair dismissal against his employer after failing flight simulation tests.
20 Mar 2020
Acas has published new best practice guidance on working from home as more employers ask staff to avoid workplaces amid...
9 Mar 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions lost one in eight disability discrimination cases brought against it in 2016-19 – more...