Disability Discrimination Hub

Disability Discrimination

Disability law is complex. There are six types of disability discrimination. Depending on the type of discrimination, knowledge of the disability may be relevant (or not) and an employer may (or may not) be able to defend a claim if it can justify it’s treatment of a disabled employee.

A snap-shot of cases heard by the employment appeal tribunal will usually show disability cases heavily featured. Every disability case will be come down to the individual circumstances, including the type of disability, its impact on the employee’s work, the size and nature of the employers business and available resources.

The aim of this hub is to provide accessible employment law disability discrimination articles, comment and updates.

Disability Discrimination Articles

Five things we learnt in Employment Law this week (8 December)

Uber’s application to “leapfrog” an appeal to the Supreme Court has been refused. 2. The European Court of Justice has held that the UK discriminated against a transgender woman by failing to allow her...
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Do Androids dream of the Equality Act?

To avoid unconscious bias in the workplace we need to ensure technology is properly shaped for the future world of work, says Angela Lown, Associate at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. There is no denying that the world of...
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Employees working too hard: what can an employer do?

Following the new Thriving at Work mental health report, Charlie Thompson, an employment law associate at Harbottle & Lewis LLP, takes a look at the dangerous nature of overwork and what employers can do...
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Mental health strategies at work ‘no longer a choice for employers’.

Mental health strategies at work may no longer be a choice for employers following a new report. The new report, Thriving at Work, makes 40 recommendations about how employers and the government can better support...

Dismissal, disciplinary action or demotion: what happens when employees disclose poor mental health?

Over a million UK employees have faced negative consequences after disclosing their mental health issues at work, according to a new report. It found that while business is waking up to the scale of...

Home truths: what employers need to know about working from home

From new contracts to employees being distracted by the household chores. Philip McCabe, Principal Solicitor at McCabe and Co, takes a look at what employers need to know when employees want to work from...

Men in the UK would like to work more flexibly, according to new research....

Men in the UK would like to work more flexibly, according to new research. Four in five of the men surveyed by the consultancy, Timewise, said they would prefer more control over their working...
The disability discrimination hub is sponsored by Didlaw

Disability FAQs

What is the definition of disability?

Does an employer need to know about the disability?

What is the duty to make reasonable adjustments?

When can an employer terminate employment due to long-term disability related sickness absence?

What are the types of disability discrimination?

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Karen Jackson is a senior employment solicitor. She founded law firm Didlaw in 2008 and specialises in disability-related issues in the workplace.

Disability Cases

The content of this Hub is for guidance only and does not constitute legal advice (nor is it intended to constitute legal advice). You should consult an employment solicitor without delay if you require legal advice on a particular employment matter.