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Obesity – a disability for the purposes of discrimination legislation?

Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is overweight with a high degree of body fat, and there are different levels of obesity (a person with a BMI between 30 and 40 would be considered to be ‘obese’, … Continue reading

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Health questions during the recruitment process – what the Equality Act 2010 has to say

Research published in the journal Occupational Health [at Work] has revealed that the Equality Act 2010 has had a significant impact on the practice of asking pre-employment health questions during the recruitment process. Section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 … Continue reading

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Changes to Access to Work – making it easier for people with disabilities to work

Access to Work is a specialist disability programme delivered by Jobcentre Plus, which provides practical advice and support to help disabled people and their employers overcome work-related obstacles resulting from their disability. The Access to Work programme is intended to provide … Continue reading

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Help for employers dealing with cancer at work

There are 700,000 people of working age living with cancer in the UK and half a million carers juggling a job with looking after someone with cancer. This means that even the smallest business is likely to be affected by … Continue reading

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The Equality Act 2010 – what employers need to know

The Equality Act 2010 (the Equality Act) is the law that bans the unfair treatment of employees (i.e. on the grounds of age, disability, race, sex, etc.) and helps achieve equal opportunities in the workplace and in wider society. Would … Continue reading

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