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Disability discrimination

Discrimination legislation protects the rights of disabled people in employment, education, and access to goods and services. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources offering guidance in this area of law.

Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.

Discrimination during employment

Accountants Legal Service Bloomsbury Professional 2021

A chapter on discrimination, covering the Equality Act 2010, harassment, victimisation, responsibility for employees and agents, the Codes of Practice, time limits and procedures, discrimination claims, compensation and other remedies and claims beyond the reach of discrimination legislation.

Recruitment

Accountants Legal Service Bloomsbury Professional 2021

A chapter on recruitment in this reference guide for accountants faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. Includes sections on data protection and discrimination against job applicants.

Discrimination

CMS Pensions Team Pensions Law Handbook Bloomsbury Professional 2021

A chapter on discrimination within the context of UK pensions law, covering the Equality Act 2010, sex discrimination/equal pay, age discrimination, same-sex partners, gender reassignment, temporary workers, disability discrimination, religion or belief discrimination, race discrimination, insurance and relevant case law.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Discrimination

These ten sections of the chapter on employment cover discrimination - the Equality Act 2010 replaced all previous discrimination legislation. Discrimination on the basis of: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and sexual orientation is outlawed. In addition discrimination against people with criminal records, part-time workers, fixed-term workers and agency workers is also covered.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

 

Disability at work

Acas

Acas Disability at work hub with links to guidance related to disability discrimination, reasonable adjustments and working safely during Coronavirus.  

Reasonable adjustments

Acas

Acas guidance on what reasonable adjustments for disabilities are and when employers must consider them and when employers may not have to make changes.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

EY reaches out: The firm steps up recruitment of disabled and autistic employees

The article discusses accounting firm Ernst and Young's pursuing recruitment and hiring of disabled and autistic employees. It offers information on the Neurodiversity program of the company which focuses on autistic employees. Topics discussed include other firms which hire disabled people, the company's working with the Ready to Work Business Collaborative and its history with disabled executives.

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The article offers advice on legislation related to human resources (HR) compliance in Great Britain. Topics include dealing with discrimination law, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE) related to service provision, and flexible working regulations. Also noted are employment law related to religion, shared parental leave (SPL) regulations, and the need for written records of employee discipline and grievance procedures..

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Disability discrimination

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Guidance from EHRC on disability discrimination, including what is classed as a disability, types of disability discrimination and where circumstances when being treated differently due to disability is lawful.

Disability discrimination

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Factsheets, Q&As and case law on preventing disability discrimination in the workplace from CIPD. Registration required to access content.

Disability rights

HM Government

Government guidance on employment, education, the Equality Act 2010 and other issues for disabled people

Recruitment and disabled people

HM Government

Government guidance on employers' responsibility to not exclude disabled people from applying for a job and reasonable adjustments they must make in the workplace.

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