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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.
11 Jun 2014
Three million people in the UK combine work with care. An ageing population means that this figure will rise significantly....
30 May 2014
In the second of a new series of articles on important decisions from the UK and European courts and tribunals,...
15 May 2014
Employers should be alert to the possibility of committing disability discrimination against an individual with a relative who has a...
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...
30 Apr 2014
A police officer who was forced to retire following an injury has won £230,215 in compensation.
Mr Horler, who worked...
28 Apr 2014
Male maintenance staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have won an equal pay claim after successfully arguing...
7 Apr 2014
An employment tribunal has ordered Perth & Kinross Council to pay more than £22,000 to a long-serving employee winding down...
31 Mar 2014
The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland could have to pay 15 female prosecutors up to £1 million after...
6 Mar 2014
One of the first things that HR professionals, line managers and occupational health specialists should learn about disability discrimination is...
24 Feb 2014
A weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week...
3 Jan 2014
We round up 10 of the significant legal decisions expected in 2014.
12 Sep 2011
While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average tribunal awards for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in...