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.

‘When every step is agony, being able to take 20 less is remarkably close to heaven’

28 Sep 2004

Having survived a near-fatal accident, HR director at B&Q, Mike Cutt, explains how it feels to be on long-term sickness leave and on the receiving end of his company's HR policies

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Playing fair

1 May 2004

The European Court of Justice is Europe’s supreme legal body that ensures legislation is consistent in each member state. Its...

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Access all areas

1 Apr 2004

Online learning is helping Remploy fulfil its remit of expanding employment opportunities for the disabled - and it's paying off with direct business benefits

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Vulnerable employees

1 Apr 2004

In this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essential information relating to one of our features.

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New Bill a step closer to equality

24 Feb 2004

The Disability Discrimination Bill is set to revamp the existing law. But isHR ready for it?

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Guide to workplace adjustments for disabled launched

5 Feb 2004

leading disability charity has released a CD-Rom to help employers meet new
legislative obligations and reduce the effects of...

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That was the year…

1 Feb 2004

2003 provided HR professionals and employment lawyers with a steady stream of new laws, cases, and European regulations that ranged...

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Err on the side of caution with DDA adjustments

20 Feb 2001

may make reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act for all
an employer comply with the duty...

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