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What happens if an employee becomes fit to return at the appeal stage of an ill-health dismissal?

Q: An employee has reached the appeal stage of an ill-health dismissal and now we've been told...

Proper pressure: the without prejudice rule, pre-termination negotiations and constructive unfair dismissal

What is a protected 'without prejudice' conversation and what rules apply when an employer wants to negotiate...

How can employers ensure employees aren’t discriminated against because of their disability?

Q: Recent research reveals that people with MS are suffering disturbing levels of workplace mistreatment. So what...

Practical tips for settling injury to feelings claims in discrimination cases

The issue in August of the Government’s Response and Consultation on simplifying the tax treatment of termination...

If an occupational doctor’s report says an employee is not disabled under the Equality Act can we rely on that opinion without risk of...

  Richard Freedman, solicitor in the Employment Department at Rosenblatt, answers... The short answer is no.  Whether or not...

Can we dismiss an employee for untrue answers in a medical questionnaire?

We offered an employee a job subject to satisfactory references and completed medical questionnaire. He completed a...

What if an employer doesn’t know about an employee’s disability?

Can an employer be guilty of disability discrimination if it doesn’t know an employee is disabled? Aaron Hayward,...

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