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Disabled people are protected in the workplace against direct and indirect disability discrimination, harassment and victimisation because of their disability. Disability discrimination legislation covers disabled employees, but also disabled job applicants in the recruitment process.
Under the Equality Act 2010, an employer has an active duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person where its policies or practices, or physical feature of its premises, put a disabled employee at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with a non-disabled person.
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
Charles Wynn-Evans examines the issues arising from HR referring an employee to occupational health and the lessons to be learnt...
23 Sep 2019
Changing Faces has launched a guide to help employers provide a positive recruitment process for people with a visible difference such as a mark or scar.
11 Sep 2019
A former NHS worker who was threatened with legal action after reporting feeling suicidal has been awarded £92,000 in compensation...
23 Aug 2019
Tribunal finds poor appraisal score was discriminatory.
13 Aug 2019
An employment tribunal found the bank liable for disability discrimination.
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.
4 Jun 2019
A judge who is seeking a clarification in the law to recognise judges as workers will make her case at...
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
12 Apr 2019
Many men and women still view menstruation as a taboo topic and feel uncomfortable talking about periods, even though they...
4 Mar 2019
Tuesday 26 March 2019, 11:00am GMT
Handling the tricky issues that can arise when an employee is on sick leave...
1 Feb 2019
Angus Baskerville was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD at the age of 15. He told the audience at last year’s...
8 Jan 2019
You may be eating more healthily, exercising more or doing dry January, but for HR professionals returning to work, legal...
8 Jan 2019
XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman suggests that a recent Supreme Court decision raises more questions than it answers about the...