We talk about ‘reasonable adjustments’, but what is ‘reasonable’?
Discrimination by Association In May 2017 employers were reminded that The Equality Act 2010 is extended to those employees with caring responsibilities and reasonable adjustments should be put in place. Discrimination by association protects the individual from being discriminated against because of a third-party’s protected characteristic.
Adjustments at Recruitment Recently we have seen how important it is for recruitment assessments to take into consideration the disabilities of job applicants, and how a failure to make reasonable adjustments can put you at risk of a claim of indirect disability discrimination.
Discriminatory References Employers have been advised to take extra care with references for ex-employees after a recent employment tribunal where a claimant believed he had been victimised and discriminated against because of his sickness absence.
Does HR need to change recruitment processes following EAT ruling? (Source)
Key points Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantially adverse and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. In the workplace such activities are taken to include things like using a telephone or computer, interacting with colleagues, […]
Avoiding Disability Discrimination in Job Adverts (by Emma Bagshaw) Job adverts are used to advertise vacant jobs within a company. At their most basic they include details about the role, the required qualifications, and how to apply. Given that many of the best candidates are also disabled, employers must take care that their job adverts do […]
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Recruiting and Developing Employees who Stammer
Workplace adjustments for people with speech impairments.
Recruiting and working with someone who stammers – 10 things to know.
Disability Discrimination Legislation.
Managing the absence of a disabled employee.
Pre-Emloyment Questions about Disability or Health from EHRC
Disability discrimination during recruitment.
Disability discrimination, keypoints for the workplace (Acas)
Avoiding Discriminatory Questions at Interviews.
Case Law – Communication is Key.
Case Law- Time Limits for Disability Discrimination Claims.
Case Law- Definition of “Substantial Disadvantage”.
Case Law – What is a “Reasonable” Adjustment?.
Is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) a Disability?
Case Law – What are “Normal Day to Day Activities”?
Case Law – Invisible Disabilities.
Case Law – Changing Criteria.
Legislation – Managing Employees with Autism.