Psychological Assessment of Disability Discrimination for Employment, Housing and Civil Claims


We provide assessment of disability and discrimination in employment, housing and civil claims providing timely and comprehensive reports for employment tribunals, county court and high court claims. Rated excellent ***** 5/5

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Employment Disability Discrimination Assessments


We are often instructed to report on unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, claims arising out of working conditions, organisational change, restructuring, bullying and harassment and mental health at work. We assess rehabilitation after illness and are expert in all aspects of discrimination law. We make recommendations on reasonable adjustments.



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Disability Discrimination Examples of Our Work


Some of the examples of our work on the types of disability discrimination at work that we advise on include on cases where an employee has been dismissed because of absences related to disability at work. We recently dealt with a case where an employee was dismissed and told that she would not fit in because of her disability. This as a case of discrimination because of a disability.
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In the housing arena, we have also advised on cases where individuals have been subject to eviction because of their disability. These disabilities have included common conditions such as depression, hoarding behaviour and schizophrenia.

Other examples of our work on disability discrimination include advising on cases where there is a concern that the employer has failed to make a reasonable adjustment during redundancy selection process to consider the individual’s disability.


Disability Discrimination at Work


Carrying out assessments of disability discrimination at work is remains a core part of our work. The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against an employee or worker on the grounds of a mental health condition, learning disability or neurodevelopmental disorder.

A dismissal at work will not be illegal unless an employer knew or could reasonably be expected to know that the employee has a disability. This means it is essential to communicate the disability to the employer. In cases where disability is reported we are often asked to assess disability discrimination cases and determine whether the condition meets the criteria for a disability under the Equality Act.


Types of Disability Discrimination


The Equality Act 2010 also makes it illegal to treat an individual less favourably because of a disability. Finally, the Equality Act makes it illegal to victimise or harass someone because of the disability.


What Illnesses are Covered by the Equality Act Act?


Many psychological conditions may be covered under the Equality Act 2010. Including, stammering, dyslexia, depression, anxiety, dormant depressive illnesses, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and a many other psychological conditions. To have the protection of the Equality Act 2010, the condition will have to be (a) significant, (b) substantial; and (c) long term to be a disability.

We are frequently instructed by claimants and respondents to determine whether their condition meets these criteria.


The Disability Discrimination Act


The provisions of the Disability Discrimination at were incorporated into the Equality Act 2010.


Learn More about How to Assess Disability Discrimination



Disability Discrimination Equality and Human Rights Commission AdviceDisability Discrimination - Citizens Advice - discrimination because of disabilityDisability Discrimination - Citizens Advice - discrimination - Protected CharacteristicsDisability at Work - ACAS CodeDisability Discrimination At Work - Scope GuidanceDiscrimination arising from disability: five examples from case law


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Our Typical Instructions Focus on the Following areas:

Advising on the fairness of reward and remuneration systems ▪ Pay and benefits claims including equal pay and equal value claims ▪ Job evaluation claims ▪ Employment demographics and statistics ▪ Discrimination in employment in respect of race, gender, age, disability sexual orientation and religion and belief ▪ Unfair dismissal and redundancy ▪ Breach of contract ▪ Wrongful dismissal ▪ Constructive dismissal ▪ Assessment of discrimination in recruitment and selection ▪ Psychological effects of physical disability ▪ Loss of future earnings and pension rights ▪ Career and employment prospects ▪ Potential earning assessments ▪ Employment disputes ▪ Psychological effects of physical disability ▪ Fitness to work assessments ▪ Financial quantification of injury/death ▪ Loss of income and loss of profits ▪ Rehabilitation assessments ▪ Potential earning assessments ▪ Vocational evaluation of the cost of injury ▪ Employment prospects and employability ▪ Workplace issues and adaptations for disabled people ▪ Employment disputes ▪ Disciplinary disputes ▪ Harassment investigations and reports ▪ Employment disputes ▪ Disciplinary disputes ▪ Occupational stress ▪ Work-induced stress ▪ Workplace hazards ▪ Human contributory factors in accidents ▪ Fitness to work following personal injury ▪ Failure to recover/suspicion of malingering
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