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Liability for undisclosed disabilities?

If an employee fails to disclose their disability to you, can they later claim that they’ve been directly discriminated against? What’s the latest from the Employment Appeal Tribunal? More...


Warning over 60 days’ sickness was discriminatory

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a disabled employee who received a warning for taking 60 days’ sickness absence suffered unlawful discrimination. Why? More...


Disability discrimination due to the menopause

A female employee has been awarded over £19,000 after she successfully claimed disability discrimination. Her medical condition was the onset of the menopause. Does this mean the menopause is now an automatic disability? More...


Employee called a “whinger” wins £26,000

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been ordered to pay a disabled employee £26,000. What did bosses at the DWP do which enabled this employee to claim a sizeable amount of compensation? More...


Is a pre-cancerous condition a disability?

The Equality Act 2010 states that cancer is automatically considered to be a disability - this is not something that an employer can challenge. But what about a “pre-cancerous” condition - is that also a disability? More...


£1,000 tribunal award for spending a penny

A disabled employee who frequently needs to use the toilet has been awarded £1,000 by the tribunal. This was because his employer delayed giving him a lift key to access staff toilet facilities more quickly. Why was this a problem? More...


Answering the phone was disability discrimination

In a 2017 case the employee who had a hearing-related disability regularly answered the telephone. Due to a mistake made by the employer, he was able to claim disability discrimination. Why was this? More...


Medical conditions and perceived discrimination

Let’s suppose that a candidate discloses a medical condition during a job interview. It’s not a disability but if it deteriorates in the future it could become one. As they are non-disabled, can you reject them because of their condition? More...


HMRC’s £75k desk move error

The tribunal has ordered HMRC to pay £75,000 compensation to a disabled employee who was forced to change desks. What did HMRC do wrong? More...


Redundancy and disability discrimination

In Charlesworth v Dransfields Engineering Services Ltd 2017 the employee took time off work following his cancer diagnosis. On his return he was made redundant but his disability discrimination claim failed. Why was this? More...
Last updated: 07.12.2018

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