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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.
24 Sep 2020
Stoicism – an ancient philosophy – is a protected characteristic, rules tribunal.
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...
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...
21 Apr 2020
A hairdresser has been awarded £20,000 at an employment tribunal after her boss asked her to pick up excrement in...
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.
9 Mar 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions lost one in eight disability discrimination cases brought against it in 2016-19 – more...
28 Feb 2020
The decision to cap compensation for two police officers with disabilities to prevent them from receiving a “windfall” was unfavourable...
23 Jan 2020
A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...
13 Jan 2020
Terms like “nerd” and “geek” may not seem as harmful as racial or homophobic slurs, but a senior academic last...
8 Jan 2020
Investment bank Goldman Sachs has settled a discrimination claim with a former analyst who said the company failed to make...
20 Dec 2019
A trader who became ill after working excessive hours in an understaffed department was discriminated against because of his mental...
11 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...