A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Disability discrimination is unlawful in the UK, with the Equality Act 2010 in place to safeguard employees with protected characteristics from unreasonable behaviour.
If someone in your workplace is treated less favourably because of their disability, your business runs the risk of being involved in a legal dispute and even an employment tribunal. Your company policies and procedures should reduce the possibility of deliberate and accidental disability discrimination taking place in order to protect both your staff and business from any harm.
Let Linder Myers become your trusted advisor
Employment law solicitors at Linder Myers have a wealth of experience in relation to all issues surrounding disability and discrimination. Therefore, many businesses trust the legal team to provide expert advice and assistance throughout any legal complaint they are dealing with. Our legal services we offer to help guard against disability discrimination claims include:
Policy and procedure review
Helping to ensure that your organisation is fully compliant with its legal obligations, we can advise as to how disabled people can be accommodated in your workplace, and provide specialist employment law advice on appropriate methods and procedures for dealing with issues that arise in relation to disabled employees on a day-to-day basis.
Drafting of new measures
Protecting you against possible compensation awards – not to mention the costs of representation and the wasted management time associated with defending workplace discrimination proceedings – we help ensure that you have appropriate policies and procedures in place to minimise the risk of discrimination in the workplace.
Support with legal disputes
Our employment law solicitors can help to settle any legal complaint from a potential, current or former member of staff so that you can get on with running your business. Employment tribunal representation can also be provided if necessary, where a highly trained specialist can act on your behalf and defend your business in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
If you are looking for legal advice and support for a matter related to disability discrimination, get in contact with Linder Myers on 0844 984 6444 or make an employment enquiry using our online form.
A disability discrimination specialist will be in touch to provide you with a free initial consultation, where they will discuss the options that are available to you.Contact us