Disability Discrimination Focus on Reasonable Adjustments

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of the different forms of discrimination which employment and HR professionals must be aware of; direct, indirect, associative and perceptive.

Experienced lecturer Heather Platt will explore discuss each form of discrimination in turn and will ensure that viewers can identify each form of discrimination and will offer guidance on how to handle difficult situations effectively, should the need arise.

This course will also review the reasonable adjustments that can be put in place and recent case law which practitioners should be aware of. 

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have considered the following topics and recent case law:

    • Reasonable Adjustments
      • The Duty
      • The Scope of the Duty
        • Olenloa –v- North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, UKEAT/0599/11/ZT, 29/6/12
        • nvironment Agency –v- Rowan [2008] IRLR 20
    • Tribunal’s Approach
      • What the tribunal must identify
    • Reasonableness of Adjustments
      • Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust –v- Foster UKEAT/0552/10. 
      • Cordell –v- Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2012] ICR 280
    • Rehabilitation and Phased Return
      • London Borough of Hillingdon –v- Morgan UKEAT/1493/98
    • Adjusting Internal Procedures
      • Burke –v- The College of Law [2012] EWCA Civ 87, CA.
      • Odar v Baxter Deutschland Gmbh 6.12.2012
    • PCPs – Recent Cases
      • Carphone Warehouse Ltd v Martin (2013)
      • Nottingham City Transport v Harvey (2013))

What is the target audience?

  • HR practitioners



About Instructor - Heather Platt

In addition to being head of Pump Court Chambers Employment Law Team, Heather advises and represents both claimants and defendants in most areas of civil law: personal injury (small claims and fast track), contract disputes, landlord and tenant and possession hearings, trusts of land disputes, and general commercial disputes.

Course Curriculum

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