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Disability discrimination – can an employee bring a disability discrimination claim without an official medical diagnosis?

08 April 2024 The NI Court of Appeal case of Kelly v the Department for Communities and Department of Finance sheds light on the intricate interplay between mental health conditions, workplace accommodations and employers’ legal obligations, providing... READ

Absence Management & Disability Related Absence

28 February 2020 In a decision issued earlier this year, the Industrial Tribunal confirmed that an employer fairly dismissed an employee for persistent intermittent absence under an absence management process that did not take account of the... READ

Suicidal employee receives substantial award for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.

25 September 2019 An English Employment Tribunal has awarded a former NHS worker over £92,000 in compensation for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. Mr Flemming was employed as an ambulance technician by East of England Ambulance Services... READ

Primary school unlawfully discriminates against young school girl as a result of her disability (ASD).

20 March 2017 Worthingtons Solicitors were instructed on behalf of a young primary school child, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and who is the subject of a Statement of Special Educational Needs. The... READ

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