In Environment Agency v Donnelly EAT/0194/13, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employer's refusal to allocate a parking space to a disabled employee was a breach of its duty to make reasonable adjustments.
The employment tribunal in this case ordered South Wales Police to pay £230,215 (before tax) for disability discrimination to a police officer who was required to retire because his knee injury meant that he was unable to carry out frontline duties. The tribunal found that the police force had not met its duty to make reasonable adjustments because it had failed to consider alternative posts for him.
The potential for employers to be exposed to disability discrimination claims from a failure to make reasonable adjustments has been increased thanks to a legal ruling, a lawyer has argued. Nic Paton reports.
Victoria Bell is managing associate and Gerri Hurst, Carly Mather and Andrew Nealey are associates and Eleanor Cittern is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP.
Colin Makin, Krishna Santra, Linda Quinn and Sandra Martins are senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues is an associate at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The EAT has held that an employer's failure to allocate a parking space to a disabled employee amounted to a failure to make a reasonable adjustment.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that employers do not have a duty to make reasonable adjustments where an individual, typically a carer, has an association with a disabled person.
David Malamatenios is a partner, and Linda Quinn, Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues are solicitors at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, Foster v Cardiff University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the issue of reasonable adjustments for an academic with chronic fatigue syndrome and how stress and anxiety affect that condition.
Practical guidance on implementing a phased return to work after long-term sickness absence, including the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the duty to make reasonable adjustments in relation to disabled persons.