Disability Discrimination - Best Practice for Employers
In light of the rapidly changing nature of the modern workplace, now, more than ever, the need for employers to provide appropriate and adequate support to employees with disabilities is crucial.
Disability discrimination is an ever-evolving and complex area of employment law, fraught with challenges for employers and employees alike. A lack of understanding as to the rules around disability in the workplace can give rise to a number of issues at each stage of the employment relationship.
This virtual classroom seminar will provide a summary of the disability discrimination rules in the UK and provide practical tips for developing fair recruitment practices, supporting your employees who may have disabilities, and dealing with disability discrimination claims.
- What is the definition of a ‘disability’ under the Equality Act 2010
- Who is protected under disability discrimination legislation?
- Types of disability discrimination claims (direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, discrimination arising from a disability, failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment and victimisation)
- How to assess whether an employee’s condition qualifies as a disability under the Equality Act 2010
- Your obligations as an employer to make reasonable adjustments
- How to deal with concurrent disability and performance issues
- The common pitfalls employer’s face in this area
- They key common law principles in this area
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Practical advice to develop fair recruitment practices
- Practical advice in relation to reasonable adjustments that can be made for employees
- Tribunals’ approach to disability discrimination claims
- Common errors to avoid
- Recent developments in case law
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.