Is Stammering Considered a Disability?

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Is Stammering Considered a Disability?

For a disability discrimination claim at an Employment tribunal to be successful it needs to pass the test as laid out by the Equality Act 2010. Broadly speaking this means that stammering is a disability if it has a substantial adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities such as having a […]

Discrimination Employment

Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination makes it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because they have a disability.  Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010[1] defines a person having a disability as: a person who has a physical or mental impairment’ […] which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal […]

Discrimination Employment

Compassionate Leave: Employee rights

Losing a relative or loved one can be an incredibly difficult time for anyone. This can be exacerbated with your employer only giving you a day or two off to grieve. The problem being that there is no legal requirement for employers to provide paid leave to those in mourning. So unfortunately a lot of […]

Employment

Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination, or sex discrimination as it is better known, is unlawful. Employers should take steps to ensure that there are policies in place to prevent such discrimination.  There are times when an employer must be particularly vigilant about adopting fair procedures and those are recruiting and selecting employees considering pay and awarding pay rises […]

Discrimination Employment

Healthcare assistants at risk through lack of training

A recent independent report has highlighted a worrying aspect with regard to Healthcare Assistants within Britain.[1] This is that there is no minimum standard of training before they are allowed to work unsupervised. The obvious risk being that without the proper training how are the healthcare assistants supposed to provide the required care towards their patients […]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

If you are treated unfairly because you are gay, lesbian or bisexual then you have a right to make a sexual orientation discrimination claim under Section 12(1) of the Equality Act 2010. Likewise if you are subjected to harassment or victimisation at work on account of your sexual orientation then you are protected by the […]

Discrimination Employment