Disability

Why the UK needs a joined-up disability, health and work strategy

To create truly inclusive workplaces, it’s time to revisit how we create and implement employment policy.

Black, LBGTQ+ and disabled women doubt DEI success

Women with intersecting marginalised identities, such as disabled women, are more doubtful than any other groups about the success of their organisations' DEI efforts, a new report has found.

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.

Making UK workplaces a level playing field for disabled people

The employment landscape for disabled people in the UK is a bleak one.

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).

Most UK managers feel unable to offer adjustments for cancer

Under half (47%) of line managers said they would be able to offer support to colleagues with cancer with reasonable adjustments in their workplace, according to a new study exclusive to HR magazine.

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...

Menopause ruled a disability in Direct Line tribunal

A former consultant at insurance company Direct Line was awarded £64,645 in damages after the firm failed to make reasonable adjustments for her menopausal symptoms.

Government plans to push disabled workers into employment condemned

A proposal to tighten access to benefits for those unable to work due to mobility or mental health issues has been slammed by legal and HR experts.

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D&I Clinic: Is it discriminatory to reserve roles for disabled applicants?

The D&I Clinic is a space for HR professionals to anonymously air their challenging D&I questions. Our guest expert Caroline Collier discusses positive discrimination in the recruitment of disabled...

Withdrawn job offer costs firm £17,000 for disability discrimination

A man with a stammer has won £17,000 in compensation at the employment tribunal, after a prospective employer withdrew its job offer.