The Equality Act and disabled employees

Scholey, Eleanor
September 2010
People Management;9/30/2010, p30
The article delves into the changes to protection for disabled people under the Equality Act 2010. It recounts that the decision in L.B. Lewisham V. Malcolm has caused the differentiation of the concepts of direct discrimination and disability-related discrimination. With the new law, employers are mandated to not discriminate against disabled employees, who are required to establish how they experienced unfavorable treatment due to their disability in complaints. Tribunals are obliged to verify the legitimacy of business objectives stated by employers.


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