Those who suffer from a disability must not be discriminated against in the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 outlines the law in this regard which must be adhered to by employers.
The Act defines disability as something which has a substantial impact upon your ability to carry out general day to day activities and can relate to both physical and mental impairment.
If you feel you have been discriminated against by your employer due to a disability, it may be that your employer has breached legislation by their actions or by their failing to act in some way. Employers must ensure there are clear policies and procedures in place lest any such claim should arise by an employee. If you feel you have been discriminated against in relation to issues such as promotion, training or pay, you should contact Employment Law Inverness to discuss why your employers may be liable for their actions.
In addition to being vigilant against discrimination of this type in the workplace, employers must also make such "reasonable adjustments" as necessary to help those suffering from a disability fulfil their role. A discussion should take place between employer and employee to ascertain what adjustments are required to assist the employee at work. Reasonable adjustments may be as subtle as providing a chair to assist an employee in their tasks to changing the employee's role altogether.
Failure on the part of an employer to make such reasonable adjustments or to deal properly in the instance of a disability discrimination may lead to a claim being raised before an Employment Tribunal. Employment Law Inverness will assist you from the earliest stage - from speaking with your employers to drafting, lodging and representing you at Tribunal if this is necessary. We offer expert advice from a professional, caring team to help guide and reassure you at every stage of this process.
Disability Discrimination Solicitors Inverness
Disability discrimination legislation has come a long way in helping those who are born with a disability or who become disabled throughout their lifetime. With Employment Law Inverness you are only a phone call away from speaking to one of our expert lawyers. Contact us today on 01463 215 569 or fill out our online enquiry form.