Disability discrimination

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.


Disability case decision needs a health warning

23 Jun 2014

Reasonable adjustments and sickness absence policies are the subject of the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in Griffiths v...

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Obesity discrimination

Obesity discrimination: how long do we have to wait?

13 Jun 2014

Nobody can ignore the obesity epidemic that is sweeping the developed world. The NHS views obesity as its biggest current...

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carers at work

Who cares at work? Ten things every employer should know about carers

11 Jun 2014

Three million people in the UK combine work with care. An ageing population means that this figure will rise significantly....

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Holiday pay

Case in point: holiday pay, disability discrimination, TUPE dismissals and whistleblowing

30 May 2014

In the second of a new series of articles on important decisions from the UK and European courts and tribunals,...

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Five disability discrimination cases brought by carers against their employers

15 May 2014

Employers should be alert to the possibility of committing disability discrimination against an individual with a relative who has a...

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Police Motorcycles

Tribunal watch: Large discrimination awards against police and Ministry of Defence

6 May 2014

Employment tribunals have ordered South Wales Police to pay £230,515 compensation for disability discrimination and the Ministry of Defence £557,038...

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A South Wales police officer

Police officer forced to retire wins disability discrimination case

30 Apr 2014

A police officer who was forced to retire following an injury has won £230,215 in compensation.
Mr Horler, who worked...

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Equal pay claim

Tribunal watch: Male university workers win £500,000 equal pay claim

28 Apr 2014

Male maintenance staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have won an equal pay claim after successfully arguing...

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The employee who was “winding down” to retirement was shocked to have his contract terminated

Tribunal watch: £22,000 award against council following flexible retirement confusion

7 Apr 2014

An employment tribunal has ordered Perth & Kinross Council to pay more than £22,000 to a long-serving employee winding down...

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Equal pay

Tribunal watch: Female prosecutors could get £1m following equal pay win

31 Mar 2014

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland could have to pay 15 female prosecutors up to £1 million after...

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Wheelchair at bottom of stairs

Disability discrimination: 10 conditions employers might overlook

6 Mar 2014

One of the first things that HR professionals, line managers and occupational health specialists should learn about disability discrimination is...

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Tribunal watch: Welfare officer argues that phobia of dead bodies is a disability

24 Feb 2014

A weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week...

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2014

Employment law: 10 cases to look out for in 2014

3 Jan 2014

We round up 10 of the significant legal decisions expected in 2014.

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Tribunal awards: which discrimination cases attract the biggest payouts?

12 Sep 2011

While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average tribunal awards for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in...

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