The Supreme Court has recently held that ‘unfavourable’ treatment is different from ‘detriment,’ especially in claims for discrimination arising from a disability. This, in turn, stirred a new discussion about what is the correct definition of ‘unfavourable’ treatment, when it comes to disability discrimination. In the Williams v Trustees of Swansea University Pension … Read more
There is much discussion around the increasing rate of unemployment, the employability status of the population should also be considered. Employability is the ability of people in the population to possess the required skill set and experience to practically handle a form of business or job. Some of the population are employable but registered disabled. … Read more
Implementing diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not just a trend – it has tangible and direct benefits. Organisations with greater workplace diversity are considered to outperform their competitors and gain higher profits! What is diversity in the workplace? It means a company employs people with different characteristics, age, religion, gender, cultural background, religion, … Read more
When undertake a new work arrangement with an employer it is important to scrutinise their sick leave policies. Most organisations will write these into your contract or they can be found in the employee handbook. If you are not given information on the sick leave policy speak to the person who manages human resources However, … Read more
Under the Equality Act 2010, if you have a physical or mental impairment which has substantial and long term negative effects on your ability to perform normal daily functions, you can be considered disabled. What does ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ mean ‘substantial’ means more than minor, for example, it may take much longer for a person … Read more
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, now replaced by the Equality Act 2010 is directed towards protecting the rights of the people/professionals with a disability. Disability discrimination is prevalent almost everywhere and more often, the disabled are not aware of their … Read more
Radio 4 is running the story of an unfair dismissal case as part of its Untold Story series. Due to be broadcast at 11am on Monday 6th November. The opening story features care home employee, Rachel Burns as she prepares for an Employment Tribunal.