Disability Discrimination Claims
It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against workers because of a physical or mental disability or for that employer to fail to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate any worker with a disability.
A disabled worker’s rights are protected by the Equality Act 2010, which states that it is unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in the workplace.
If you have been a victim of disability discrimination in the workplace then Three Graces Legal are on hand to help you make a claim for compensation.
Direct disability discrimination can arise where any employer decides not to employ a person or to dismiss someone, deny promotion or withhold benefits to a particular person.
Indirect discrimination is when a group of people who share the same characteristic is treated differently from everybody else. Indirect discrimination is harder to detect and is less obvious than direct discrimination, as it applies to a group of people, rather than one particular person.
Harassment is treatment by your employer, or your colleagues that violates your dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for you. Your employer has a duty to protect you from such treatment, and they are liable if they do not take action to prevent it. It can be committed in three different ways:
As employees, you and your colleagues should be made aware that discrimination is prohibited from the workplace. Your employer should have a harassment and bullying policy in place, as discrimination in the workplace is their responsibility.
The policy that your employer puts in place should prevent disability discrimination in:
• Terms and conditions of employment
• Training and development
• Selection for promotion
• Discipline and grievances
• Dealing with bullying and harassment
• Dismissal of an employee
Your employer should ensure that its employees fully understand the policy, and encourage you to understand that you can talk to somebody if you feel that you are being discriminated against.
Contact us now for further advice on issues regarding disability discrimination.