If you are disabled, the Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination on the basis of disability in the workplace. In applying the provisions of this law, we summarize below some of the main questions and practical measures you can take if you are disabled and/or discriminated against because of your disability. Her employer defended all the claims and initially denied that she was disabled by the Equality Act and denied being embarrassed by her disability. This was later recognized when we provided them with medical evidence and a strong statement from Cynthia about the effects of this unfair treatment on them. Most employers (and their lawyers) use standard billing agreements designed to be “unit-friendly.” If there are certain claims that are obviously more likely to be applicable in your circumstances, they are sometimes mentioned separately in the agreement. They are sometimes referred to as “special claims.” Unfair dismissal is the most common, but if you resigned in the context of a health problem, discrimination on the basis of disability would also be a special right. Martin Searle Solicitors successfully negotiated a transaction of 7000 $US plus the agreed reference. As with other forms of discrimination (see our article on discrimination), the law recognizes different types of discrimination on the basis of disability. Persons with disabilities: Until recently, it was less clear whether an employer who converts a worker to a new job because of the worker`s disability was required to pay that worker the same wage as the previous position, even if the new job has a lower salary, i.e.
if “wage protection” (as it is called) is an appropriate adjustment. Discrimination on the basis of disability can occur because of needs arising from your disability and not from the disability itself. Let`s start with the obvious question: what is a transaction contract? Their employer`s right to discrimination on the grounds of disability must be invoked within 3 months less a day from the date of discrimination. In the event of non-compliance, the delay is 3 months less than one day from the date the employer made the decision not to offer you the appropriate accommodations. Confidentiality clauses are common in transaction agreements. They generally mean that the parties promise not to make prejudicial statements about each other. This would prevent you from making damaging comments in the press or on social media about your employer, even if you are telling the truth. It could also prevent you from reporting abuse as whistleblowers.
Your lawyer should explain the consequences carefully. Transaction agreements are not legally binding unless the employee has received independent legal advice. Employers generally agree to pay for your legal fees, but they don`t necessarily cover all of your expenses.