Knight-Webb Solicitors have particular expertise in handling complex employment discrimination claims. Workplace discrimination is unlawful if the reason for the treatment is disability.
A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities. It is unlawful to discriminate against disabled persons in employment and other areas.
Disability discrimination may take place in any of these ways: direct discrimination, disability-related discrimination, harassment, victimisation, or by failing to make reasonable adjustments. If working practices or features of the premises put an employee at a substantial disadvantage compared with a non-disabled employee, the employer must make reasonable adjustments to remove or minimise the disadvantage. In deciding whether reasonable adjustments have been made, several factors are taken into account including the nature of the adjustment, the cost, the impact of the adjustment and the resources of the employer.