D&I Clinic: How to handle terminal illness

Guest expert Joanne Smithson addresses how HR can improve the experience of employees working with a terminal illness, and their colleagues

Intersectionality and adjustments at work: are we asking the right questions?

‘Poor’ and ‘inconsistent’ were the two most common terms used by disabled employees who took part in our Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey to describe their experiences of getting adjustments.

Commercial manager wins unfair dismissal tribunal after ‘size of a house’ comment

Hayley Thomas won her claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she was subjected to a hostile and unwelcoming environment following absence for mental illness.

Disability Action Plan should offer more workplace support, say specialists

The government published its Disability Action Plan on Monday (5 February), which laid out how the government intends to improve the lives of disabled people in the UK.

Access to Work will be digitalised from April 2024

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that from April 2024, disabled people will be able to apply for Access to Work grants online.

Demotion of disability minister a blow for diversity, say charities

Disability charities have protested the demotion of the government’s minister for disabled people, calling it a retrogade step for disabled workers.

Dyslexic employee wins tribunal after bosses mocked writing

A former charity employee who has dyslexia was discriminated against and unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has judged.

Breaking the silence: a spotlight on employees with hearing difficulties

Have you ‘heard’ that deafness and hearing loss are more prevalent than we think? Perhaps not, because it is rarely discussed in the media or the workplace.

Disabled people will work the rest of the year for free

Disabled people effectively work for free for the last 47 days of the year and stop getting paid today (14 November), according to new analysis by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Assistance animals: what HR needs to know

New guidance on how to support disabled employees who need to bring animals to work has been released by disability inclusion organisation the Business Disability Forum (BDF).

D&I Clinic: Hearing loss

D&I guest expert Teri Devine discusses how HR can improve the lives of employees with hearing loss.

A different slant: Reasonable adjustments alone won't cut it

Business Disability Forum’s research showed the stark reality of the battle for reasonable adjustments. Angela Matthews, the charity's policy and research lead, discusses the results and how HR can...