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  • Disability discrimination

    Employment law manual

    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.

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    Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 prescribes that employers are, in certain circumstances, not prohibited from treating individuals with a protected characteristic more favourably than others in connection with recruitment or promotion, if the more favourable treatment is intended to enable or encourage those individuals to overcome or minimise a disadvantage or participate in an activity where they are under-represented in that activity.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to disability discrimination (positive action).