It has been estimated that 30% of adult Scots qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 and in a lot of cases people develop a condition rather than being born with it. At some point, most employers are likely to have a member of staff who becomes disabled. The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of disability and it also affords protection to relatives, friends and carers of people with a disability. The maximum awarded by the Employment Tribunal in April 2015 – March 2016 for a disability discrimination claim was £257,127 whilst the average award was £21,729.
Part of Fife Business Week 2017, this event is for employers who cannot afford to take the chance at getting the law wrong and having to pay out sums like this.
Wednesday 8 November 2017
8.30 am – 10.00 am
CCW Business Lawyers Ltd, Crescent House, Carnegie Campus, Enterprise Way, Dunfermline, KY11 8GR