acas advice – Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace

The Equality Act 2010 protects employees from disability related discrimination.

This guide, produced by acas, provides a backdrop on how disability discrimination can occur in the workplace, how it can be dealt with and how to reduce the chance of future discrimination. It has been produced in line with the Government’s Disability Confident campaign, which aims to give more employers the confidence to hire disabled people.

Disability
A person has a disability if—
(a) A person has a physical or mental impairment, and
(b) the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on persons ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Discrimination arising from disability
A person (A) discriminates against a disabled person (B) if—
(a)A treats B unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of B’s disability, and
(b)A cannot show that the treatment is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

Related Documents

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ACAS

acas – Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace

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EqualityAct2010

The Equality Act 2010

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