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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.
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...
9 Dec 2019
A Beefeater kitchen manager who was dismissed for food safety failings after working excessive hours was discriminated against because of...
29 Nov 2019
A department store in Japan has said it is reviewing a policy where its staff could wear badges indicating whether...
6 Nov 2019
An ex-Boots employee with a severe hearing impairment has won his case at an employment tribunal after the company failed...
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...