Recent case law has shown that direct disability discrimination will occur if a prospective job candidate is turned down on the basis that a condition could develop into a disability in the future. In the recent employment appeal tribunal case of Chief...
Employment law changes at a fast pace, making it challenging to stay up to date in terms of how your polices should be revised and understanding what training you should give your staff. Every member of staff that works for your organisation is unique with different circumstances, this means it can be hard to predict all the situations you will be asked about and you may face difficult decisions. You will want to ensure that the information you give your staff is accurate. When facing an unwelcome situation you need to be sure that the process you follow is absolutely correct, to minimise claims being bought against your business.
It is crucial that you provide a safe working environment. To help with this, you should conduct regular and thorough health and safety audits. These audits are important documents and can be vital if any health and safety incidents occur in terms of demonstrating your defence. You should seek the advice of a qualified health and safety expert to ensure that you are addressing this in the most comprehensive way possible.
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