I’m an employer

Disabilities in the workplace

The legal definition of disability is “A person (P) has a disability if P has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. (Section 6(1), Equality Act 2010.).

If any of your employees satisfy this definition of a disability, you are under a positive duty to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the disability. If you fail to do this you can face a claim under the Equality Act.

There are 6 types of disability discrimination prohibited by law, these are – direct discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, indirect discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment and victimisation.

This is a complex area of law and if you feel you need guidance on this area we would be happy to help. We have a great deal of experience in both defending and pursuing disability discrimination cases. Please call us on 01483 303 636

How can we help you today?

Settlement Agreements

We can help you obtain
the best possible agreement.

More Info

I'm an employee

We win compensation by settlement or award in nearly 90% of claims.

More Info

HR Advice

We are different to most HR advisors as we are qualified solicitors.

More Info