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Updated to include information on Government Legal Service v Brookes, in which the EAT held that a requirement for a job applicant with Asperger's syndrome to complete an online psychometric test was indirectly discriminatory.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a requirement for a job applicant with Asperger's syndrome to complete an online multiple-choice psychometric test was indirectly discriminatory. The EAT also upheld claims for discrimination arising from disability and failure to make reasonable adjustments.
Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
Updated to include information on trends in employing individuals with disabilities.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's Disability Confident scheme.
The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers requires employers to consider what is "reasonable". But how can employers make sure they stay on the right side of this requirement? We round up five examples where the courts and tribunals found that the duty was triggered.
What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.
In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell  IRLR 820 EAT, the EAT held that long-term pay protection for an employee who was redeployed because of his disability constituted a "reasonable adjustment" to obviate the disadvantage he suffered because of that disability.
In Appleby v The Governing Body of Colburn Community Primary School and another EAT/0334/15, the EAT upheld an employment tribunal decision that it was not a breach of disability discrimination laws to require a teacher with narcolepsy and mental health problems to be at work for 8.45am, when she had asked for 15 minutes' leeway to arrive by 9am.
A report published by the National Autistic Society has called on employers to help close the "autism employment gap", after revealing that only 16% of those with autism are in full-time paid work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the duty to make reasonable adjustments in relation to disabled persons.