Our team of Disability Discrimination Lawyers has wide experience and can help you if you are discriminated against:-
- When applying for a job
- Whilst doing your job
- In promotion, transfer or training opportunties
If you have been the victim of Disability Discrimination we can help you claim compensation, so speak to us without obligation to find out more.
Disability is any physical or mental impairment that adversely affects your ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. It has to be:-
- Substantial - more than minor or trivial
- Long-term - it has lasted at least 12 months
It can still be a disability even if measures are taken to treat or correct it - such as medication.
Your employer has a duty to:-
- Make reasonable adjustments and must not give less favourable treatment related to your disability
- Take positive steps in certain circumstances to accommodate your needs
- That might include adjustment to the premises, altering working hours, arranging training or modifying equipment
Progressing a Disability Discrimination claim
You have to make your complaint to the Employment Tribunal within three months of the date of the act complained of unless the Tribunal considers that is fair and reasonable in the circumstances to hear the claim outside that period.
If you succeed with a claim for discrimination your employer can be ordered:-
- To pay compensation to the employee - including compensation for injury to feelings
- To take steps to reduce the adverse effect of the discrimination
If the discrimination happened when you applied for a job, the Tribunal can recommend that you be offered it and if the employer refuses they can be ordered to pay you compensation.