Is an employer under a duty to dismiss an employee whose disability makes him or her particularly susceptible to the risk of harm?

Where an employee is at risk from work that can ordinarily be safely undertaken, because of some particular susceptibility on the employee's part that is known to both the employer and the employee, the nature and extent of the risk must be taken into consideration. There will be some situations where, despite the employee's desire to remain at work, the employer will be under a duty to dismiss the employee for his or her own good so as to protect him or her from physical danger. However, this should not be considered until all reasonably practicable adjustments under health and safety law and, if applicable, under the disability discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 have been made, at which stage the extent of the residual risk can be examined.