Disability

Long covid recognised as disability in landmark tribunal

An employee with long Covid has won an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal, becoming the first person to successfully claim that the condition should be classed as a disability.

Underrepresented groups consistently trapped in insecure work

Women, disabled workers, ethnic minorities and young workers have been disproportionately affected by insecure employment over the last 20 years.

Companies underestimating disabled workers' potential

Companies, and society in general, are perceiving disabled workers in terms of what they can't do rather than looking at their potential.

Disabled employees fear conditions hold them back from promotion

Disabled workers are hiding their conditions in the workplace over fear for their career progression.

Million more disabled people in work than five years ago

The UK government has exceeded targets to see a million more disabled people in work five years ahead of schedule, yet campaigners warn of the underlying disability employment gap. 

Apprenticeships: A helpful route into work for the disabled

As businesses of all stripes seek to widen their diversity of talent, apprenticeships are proving a useful and practical means of bringing those with disabilities into the workforce.

HR needs inclusive policies for disability pay gap to continue shrinking

New data has revealed the gap in median pay between disabled employees and non-disabled employees improved marginally between 2019-21, but is still worse than it was in 2014 – and significant pay gaps...

Building a workforce fit for the future

HR has had to be reactive when dealing with employee wellbeing over the past few years. But as we proactively plan for the future, and adjust to living with Covid and beyond, how can people teams...

A four-day working week is great for some, but not for all

Iceland, Belgium, and now the UK. Four-day working week trials are becoming increasingly popular as we start to challenge the rigid five-day working week that we have embraced for decades. These...

Worker safety must be key to Covid-19 inquiry

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the government to focus on workplace safety and enforcement as part of the independent public inquiry into Covid-19.

HR professionals lack confidence in spotting neurodivergence

Neurodiversity awareness levels remain low in the workplace compared with other aspects of diversity and inclusion (D&I).

How to make work more accessible for disabled employees: Inside BDF's new guide

The Business Disability Forum (BDF) has today (12 March) published a new guide to help employers improve access for the 1.85 billion people globally with disabilities.