Specialist Disability Discrimination Solicitors
Disability Discrimination Law
Disabled workers share the same general employment rights as other workers, but there are special provisions for them under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) – including the right to reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
Under the DDA, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people for a reason related to their disability, in all aspects of employment, unless this can be justified. This covers application forms, interviews, job offers, terms of employment, promotion, training, work-related benefits such as access to recreation or refreshment facilities and dismissal or redundancy
Your employer must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure you’re not put at a substantial disadvantage by employment arrangements or any physical feature of the workplace.
Your employer cannot select you for redundancy because you are disabled or for any reason relating to your disability. If your employer is consulting about future redundancies, they should take reasonable steps to include you in any consultation.
Your employer must also make reasonable adjustments to any selection criteria for selecting employees for redundancies, to make sure the criteria don’t discriminate against disabled workers. Click here to read more about redundancy
Victim of Disability Discrimination at work? Call our specialist employment law team on Salisbury (01722) 422300 or FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 for FREE initial phone advice – with no strings attached.
Contact our Disability Discrimination Solicitors
If you feel you have been the subject of disability discrimination at work, our solicitors recommend that you get expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Our employment solicitors can see you in our Salisbury, Andover, Fordingbridge or Amesbury offices. We also regularly represent clients in disability discrimination cases locally to our offices, throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset and further afield.
For specialist legal advice, contact our disability discrimination solicitors today.
Read more about our legal services in other types of discrimination: