Updated to include information on Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, a personal injury case that may have implications for discriminatory behaviour by employees towards colleagues or third parties.
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 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.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that protecting an employee's pay may be a reasonable adjustment to counter a disabled employee's disadvantage.
Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the duty to make reasonable adjustments in relation to disabled persons.