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Dr Lydie Kitenge Sue Britton Bursary 2024

2024 Sue Britton Bursary Award

Sue Britton Bursary Award 2024 A student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University London, has been awarded the 2024 Sue Britton Bursary Award. Sue Britton was a double-lung transplantee who passed away in 2020. She had worked in occupational health for many years. The bursary award […]

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HM Courts and Tribunals OH provider criticised

OH provider criticised by Tribunal

OH provider strongly criticised by Tribunal An OH provider and an employer have been criticised by an Employment Judge. Employment tribunals expect employers to make reasonable adjustments to support employees who may have a disability. Claims for Disability Discrimination often succeed because an employer has failed to make adjustments to a role, to try to accommodate a disability. Very rarely, occupational health

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Equality Act without a diagnosis

Equality Act applies without a diagnosis

Case shows Equality Act applies even without a diagnosis Employees experiencing work-related stress can potentially take legal action against their employers for disability discrimination, even without a formal mental illness diagnosis, according to a recent decision from an employment judge. This decision arose from a case involving an NHS worker pursuing a discrimination claim against Aneurin Bevan University Health

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Woodworking company fined £25k

Joinery company fined £25k

Joinery company fined £25,000 A woodworking and joinery company has been fined £25,000 after failing to control its employees’ exposure to wood dust. Wood dust, when inhaled, can be incredibly dangerous and cause long-term respiratory problem, including occupational asthma. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has the right to enter any UK business premises to

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£75k cost of ignoring occupational health advice

£75k cost of ignoring OH advice

£75k cost of ignoring OH advice An Outpatient Administration Clerk at a London private hospital has been awarded £75,000 compensation after an employment tribunal found her employer had ignored OH advice and failed to make reasonable adjustments. The Tribunal found that Ms E Kalhor had been unfairly dismissed. The employer (The Hospital of St John

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