Large increase in disability employment discrimination cases

Mike1
Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992
edited 23. Jan 2020, 13:48 in Work and financial support
An analysis of cases being brought to employment tribunals published by the Financial Times has shown a "surge" in cases of disability discrimination.

"The increase in disability discrimination cases being brought to tribunal after the removal of tribunal fees was entirely predictable. But many barriers to justice remain for disabled people. Cuts to legal aid and the lack of support for law centres means many disabled people struggle to access free and impartial legal advice about their employment rights, or face financial barriers to bringing a claim even without the fees. Many employers large and small also remain unaware of their legal duties towards disabled employees and the benefits of having disabled people on staff, as well as programmes like Access to Work that can pay for the cost of many reasonable adjustments." Read the full story here:

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2020/january/large-increase-disability-employment-discrimination-cases

Comments

  • phoenixoxo
    phoenixoxo Member Posts: 625
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks for posting this, Mike; it's an interesting read.

    I've a link I'd like to add for lurkers, just in case there's anyone out there experiencing disability discrimination at work, but by all means let me know if there's anything better...

    The gov.uk website has a section on Disability rights including employment: https://www.gov.uk/rights-disabled-person/employment (there's a link to financial help too).

    Best wishes,
    Phee
  • N1gel
    N1gel Member Posts: 148
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There used to be a little known organisation called:

    The Disability Legal Service.

    I've never used them but they look good.
  • Mike1
    Mike1 Member Posts: 1,992
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    N1gel wrote:
    There used to be a little known organisation called:

    The Disability Legal Service.

    I've never used them but they look good.

    https://dls.org.uk/