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Disability discrimination in the workplace

An employer's guide

Disability discrimination in the workplace
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0274-5
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Pages : 51
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About the book

  1. Description
  2. Preface
  3. Content
  4. About the Author

Description

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995, later replaced by The Equality Act 2010, introduced a range of rights and protections for disabled employees. In addition to the original rights, some of which have been further strengthened, there is now legal protection for those who are able bodied themselves, but are associated with a disabled person; and employers must now defer the collection of medical data in the recruitment process in most cases until after an offer has been made.

This book sets out the steps that employers should take to ensure compliance.

Preface

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995, which has now largely been replaced by the Equality Act 2010, aims to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. This means employers have to comply with regulations to make reasonable adjustments if their employment arrangements place disabled people at a substantial disadvantage compared with non-disabled people.

This book has been written with the intention of helping employers to accommodate the requirements of employees who, but for their disability, would be able to do the job satisfactorily. It also helps you to reduce the risk of disability discrimination claims.

Recent statistics suggest that around one in five people of working age are considered to be ‘disabled’ within the meaning of the DDA, and since the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, rights have been extended and strengthened.

Content

- Preface

- About the author

Miscellaneous notes

  1. Overview of the Ebook
    1. Introduction
    2. The meaning of disability
    3. Effects of treatment and medication
    4. Rights and remedies
    5. Discrimination in employment
    6. Collecting medical data
    7. Reasonable adjustments
    8. Defence
    9. Tips to avoid disability discrimination
  2. The meaning of disability
    1. Introduction
    2. Definition
    3. Physical impairments
    4. Mental impairments
    5. Progressive conditions
    6. Substantial adverse effect
    7. Normal day-to-day activities
    8. Long term effect
    9. Conditions which are automatically disabilities
    10. Excepted conditions
  3. Effects of treatment and medication
    1. Introduction
    2. Treatment and medication
    3. Exceptions
  4. Rights and remedies
    1. Introduction
    2. Right not to suffer unlawful discrimination
    3. Reasonable adjustments
    4. Remedies
  5. Discrimination in employment
    1. Introduction
    2. Comparators
    3. Victimisation
    4. Direct discrimination
    5. Indirect discrimination
    6. Harassment
    7. Associative discrimination
    8. Perceptive discrimination
    9. Third party harassment
  6. Collecting medical data
    1. Introduction
    2. Pre-employment offer medical data
    3. Post-employment offer medical data
  7. Reasonable adjustments
    1. Introduction
    2. When to make reasonable adjustments
    3. Cost and reasonable adjustments
    4. Exemption to the duty to make reasonable adjustments
    5. When does the duty to make reasonable adjustments stop?
  8. Defence
    1. Introduction
    2. What will and will not constitute a defence
    3. Constructive knowledge
    4. No reasonable adjustments
  9. Tips to avoid disability discrimination
    1. Introduction
    2. Don’t make assumptions
    3. Consider whether expert advice is needed
    4. Plan ahead
    5. Codes of practice
    6. Keep records

About the Author

Kate Russell, BA, barrister, MA is the Managing Director of Russell HR Consulting and the author of this publication. As Metro’s HR columnist, she became known to thousands, with her brand of down-toearth, tactical HR. Kate is a regular guest on Five Live and her articles and opinions have been sought by publications as diverse as The Sunday Times, Real Business and The Washington Post, as well as every major British HR magazine and her HR blog has been rated third best in the UK. She is the author of several practical employment handbooks and e-books, the highly acclaimed audio update service Law on the Move, as well as a monthly e-newsletter, the latter document neatly combining the useful, topical and the frivolous.

Russell HR Consulting Ltd delivers HR solutions and practical employment law training to a wide variety of industries and occupations across the UK. Our team of skilled and experienced HR professionals has developed a reputation for being knowledgeable, robust and commercially aware. We are especially well versed in the tackling and resolving of tough discipline and grievance matters.

We also specialise in delivering employment law training to line managers, business owners and HR professionals, both as in-house, tailor made workshops or open courses. We provide a wide range of practical employment training, enabling new and experienced managers to ensure that they work in a compliant and ethical fashion, and gain optimum employee output.

At Russell HR consulting we will design and deliver a solution that suits your particular needs, identifying and addressing the issues in the way that best fits your workplace.

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