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Record £4.5m award for disability discrimination

Record £4.5m award for disability discrimination A former local council employee has been awarded over £4.5m compensation for disability discrimination and harassment. The employee was dismissed from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in 2018. An employment tribunal found she had suffered disability discrimination in 2021, with the remedy award just finalised. The record £4.58m […]

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Crawfordsburn Country Park

Failure to make adjustments leads to £50k settlement

Failure to make adjustments results in £50k settlement The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) in Northern Ireland has settled a disability discrimination case for £50,000, without an admission of liability. The Equality and Human Rights Commission supported a worker with impaired hearing to bring the claim, following an allegedly flawed recruitment process. The worker, Mr. Christopher

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Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust

£25k compensation for employee with Dyspraxia

£25k award for Dyspraxia discrimination Details of the compensation paid to an employee with Dyspraxia have just need made public. Kerry Pearce was a Midwife at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust, who took her employer to Court in 2022. Ms Pearce alleged that she had been constructively dismissed, had been discriminated against due to her Dyspraxia and anxiety.

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employment tribunal decision over medical advice occupational health news

Worker awarded £12k compensation after dismissal without medical advice

Employee awarded £12k compensation after dismissal without medical advice A worker has been awarded over £12,000 compensation after being dismissed following a “sham” redundancy process that did not take medical advice into account. The employee, Tommy Glen, was dismissed in 2023 following an accident at work and a series of health issues. Mr Glenn had worked for the employer, Blue

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Dr Lydie Kitenge Sue Britton Bursary 2024 Occupational Health Assessment Ltd award recipient

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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occupational health 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 occupational health news

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 occupational health news

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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