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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION: A minefield for employers

04 March 2016  

Three recent cases highlight some of the tricky situations that employers face when dealing with employees who have a disability, reports Rachel Farr

Disability is one of the personal characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. Workers with disabilities are protected from direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and discrimination arising from disability. In addition, their employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments where a disabled person would otherwise be at a substantial disadvantage compared to those who do not have that disability.


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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Archibald v Fife Council [2004] UKHL 32

    Banaszczyk v Booker [2016] UKEAT/0132/15

    Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 1265

    C-335/11 and C-337/11 HK Danmark, acting on behalf of Ring v Dansk Almennyttigt Boligselskab and another case [2013] EUECJ, 11 April

    Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council [2015] UKEAT/0137/15

    Waddingham v NHS Business Services Authority [2015] ET/1804896/2013 and ET/1805624/2013

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