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Definition For ‘Unfavourable’ Treatment With Regards To Disability Discrimination

  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

One in Four People would not Hire a Disable Person

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

Why Diversity and Inclusion is Important in Workplace – Infographic

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

Can I be fired for taking time off sick?

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

Am I disabled? What is the legal definition of Disability

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

What is a Disability and Whom to Consult When Facing Discrimination at Work?

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

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