Mental Health at Work

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Sadly, I deal with many workplace disability discrimination cases and a high proportion of those involve mental health issues. In my experience, employers find it much more difficult to understand and manage mental health issues in the workplace, in contrast to other disabilities. I therefore welcomed Theresa May’s announcement in January this year that an independent review was to be … Read More

Poor treatment of disabled people in the workplace

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Two recent reports show how real the difficulties remain for disabled employees in the workplace. Citizens Advice has published research Working with a health condition or disability on the range of barriers facing disabled people at work. It shows that disabled people or those with a health condition are more than twice as likely to fall out of work in … Read More

Ban on Islamic Headscarves – Indirect or Direct Discrimination?

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This issue has come to light in the media recently, with conflicting decisions from two Advocate Generals causing some controversy. In Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA (Case C-188/15) Advocate General Sharpston considered whether a French employer’s ban on the wearing of Muslim headscarves by staff amounted to direct and/or indirect discrimination under the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC). AG Sharpston’s opinion was in … Read More