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Is “Long Covid” a disability? Publication date: 22.12.2020
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Some individuals who contract coronavirus will unfortunately experience ongoing symptoms and effects. This is known as “Long Covid”. Where an employee has this condition, is it considered to be a disability?
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Employee described as “lively” awarded £4,000 Publication date: 26.03.2020
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A disabled employee whose line manager described her as “lively” has won her tribunal claims for discrimination and harassment. The tribunal awarded her £4,000 compensation. Why was this description problematic?
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Can an eating disorder be a disability? Publication date: 20.11.2019
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It’s estimated that at least 1.25 million adults in the UK have an eating disorder, such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa. This number is only likely to rise in the future. Can an eating disorder ever be deemed a protected disability?
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Missing out on Access to Work funds Publication date: 11.09.2019
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Missing out on Access to Work funds..Grants available. Many smaller employers are missing out on funding that can help disabled employees in the workplace simply because they aren’t aware of the government’s Access to Work scheme. This provides grants of up to £59,200 p.a. to help address workplace barriers faced by those with physical and mental...
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Disability discrimination: how long will this last? Publication date: 29.08.2019
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It’s been reported that an employer has lost a tribunal claim for disability discrimination because of the way a line manager questioned an employee about her disability. What should you tell your managers following this ruling?
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Diabetic employee awarded £14,000 Publication date: 07.06.2019
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A diabetic employee has been awarded £14,000 because her employer handled the disclosure of her medical condition badly. What’s to learn?
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Could an employee on HRT qualify as disabled? Publication date: 24.04.2019
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An employee who is going through the menopause has been put onto hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by her GP. As a result she claims she has a disability and is protected from discrimination. Is this correct?
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Is bad hay fever a disability? Publication date: 07.03.2019
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Millions of people suffer with hay fever throughout the year, not just in the summer. In some cases, the effects can be pretty severe. If one of your employees suffers with terrible hay fever, could they successfully claim it’s a disability?
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Is it worth becoming a Disability Confident employer? Publication date: 26.02.2019
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You’ve heard that some businesses have become a Disability Confident employer. What does this mean and is it something that small employers should consider registering for too?
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Two-year delay costs £45,000 Publication date: 13.02.2019
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The tribunal has awarded a disabled employee nearly £45,000 compensation because her employer delayed making a reasonable adjustment for two years. What’s to learn?
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