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

Posted by Kevin Lau on
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.

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