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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.
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...
23 Nov 2018
Large employers are being urged to take an “honest look” at how many disabled people they employ by publicising their...
21 Nov 2018
With its sixth Personnel Today Awards win in seven years, Virgin Money again wowed the judges; this time with its...
16 Nov 2018
A woman with a long-term eye condition, who lost her job at a food preparation firm after being asked to...
14 Nov 2018
Employers should be required to produce a “fair pay report” that considers pay differences based on disability, ethnicity and gender,...