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Expert Witness: Adjusting for absence

Absence, disability and reasonable adjustments

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How much  leeway should an  employer allow  when a disabled  employee has  sickness absence,  connected to  his/her  impairment, that  takes them over  the organisation’s  absence policy  trigger? And is paying for rehabilitation a reasonable adjustment?  Diana Kloss explains.       

AS is well known to occupational health professionals, employers have a duty under the disability provisions of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) – and previously under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) – positively to discriminate …        

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2013/2014 (vol. 10/4) pp40-41

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