Car accident warehouse worker was disabled and needed ‘reasonable adjustments’

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In this article written for People Management, Kevin Lau, Solicitor in our Employment law team, discusses a recent case on whether a warehouse worker was disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, and the circumstances in which employers will be required to make 'reasonable adjustments' for staff who have a disability.

Recent guidance on disability discrimination by ACAS notes that the majority of people who have a 'disability' under the Act develop a condition during their working life, rather than being born with it. Employers may not always be aware that medical conditions could amount to a disability, with the requirement to make reasonable adjustments. In this case a warehouse picker who was unable to lift heavy loads properly following a car accident was found to be 'disabled' - read why (and what the employer should have done) in the full article here.