The head of employment policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has suggested that organisations should treat their employees who have long COVID-19 symptoms as if they have a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010.
Way back in 2019, the government began consulting on whether the laws on sexual harassment in the workplace were working effectively.
As most employers are aware, there are many instances when the organisation may be liable for the wrongful actions of their staff.
This case is a salutary reminder to employers to take expert advice early on when considering its obligations towards those with disabilities.
Ethical veganism is accepted as a belief that’s protected under the Equality Act 2010.
The Equality Act established the rule that it is generally unlawful to ask job applicants for information about their health prior to offering a job. Straight forward? Of course not!