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employment law discrimination claims

Employment law round up: Discrimination claims at tribunal

To keep you up to date with relevant developments in employment law, we’ve drafted a summary of some of the most recent cases and what they mean for your employment practices. This includes examples of the importance of following fair procedures and policies to treat all employees equally and avoid discrimination claims. We also look […]

Disability and Recruitment

Many employers can find themselves in a situation where they become aware that a recently appointed employee has a disability. This often causes significant concern for the employer as they worry about the potential costs of making reasonable adjustments. However, this need not be the case: reasonable adjustments are not necessarily expensive or difficult to […]

Disability harassment

A recent case, in which a line manger made inappropriate comments during a return-to-work interview, has highlighted the importance of equal opportunities training and the need for clear and concise equality and diversity policies. Inappropriate comments PC Gardner, who had been absent from work for six weeks with stress and insomnia, attended a return-to-work interview […]

The Role of Occupational Health Reports in Disability Discrimination

While an occupational health report is a valuable source of information in managing a case of long-term absence or supporting a disabled employee, a recent case has highlighted the dangers of relying solely upon such a document to determine whether an employee is disabled. In the case of Gallop v Newport City Council, the employee […]

Reasonable adjustments can include reserved parking space

A tribunal case highlighted in a Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development article explores how businesses can fall foul of the requirement to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. The EAT was asked to make a judgement on the original employment tribunal’s decision that the employer had failed to make reasonable adjustments around parking arrangements […]

Reasonable adjustments in disability management

A case that highlights the breadth and extent required of reasonable adjustments designed to support an employee to return to work is examined in Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin. An employee of JobCentre Plus had suffered a long period of absence that fell into the category of disability. The employee then took a fit note […]