Disabled or Not is this the only question? A great report from the Equality of Human Rights Commission

Disabled or Not is this the only question? A great report from the Equality of Human Rights Commission

The Equality of Human Rights Commission looks at the consequences of some recent court cases

One of the unique aspects of disability, compared to the other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010, is that there is often disagreement between the employer and employee about whether the employee is in fact disabled and whether the employer was aware, or should have been aware, that the employee was disabled.  This is because, for an employer to be answerable for alleged disability discrimination, they must have known, or be in a position where they should have known, that the employee is disabled. This article will consider three disability discrimination cases in 2013. All three have provided further clarity on these preliminary yet often critical points in disability discrimination claims

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Posted May 1st, 2014 In Announcements

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