Understanding work-place law on disabilities
SPECIALIST solicitor Philip Landau stresses how important it is that bosses understand legislation when it comes to disabilities.
He said: “With employment law, an individual has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial adverse long-term effect on their day-to-day activities.
“Disability discrimination is where an individual is treated more unfavourably because of their disability, as compared with someone who does not have a disability.
“The Equality Act puts a duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace to help individuals overcome disadvantage resulting from impairment. A failure to do so also can amount to disability discrimination.”