Member Services

Your latest legal update from Weightmans LLP



When cost-saving redundancy is identified as a result of ill-health absence, is it disability discrimination?
It is not uncommon for an employer to identify that it can manage without a particular role, when the role-holder takes a lengthy period of absence. If the absence is disability-related, does it follow that a subsequent redundancy dismissal must be disability discrimination? In a reassuring Judgment for employers, the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Charlesworth v Dransfields Engineering Services Ltd has said this will not always be the case. However the Judgment does still carry a warning for those faced with this situation.

Read more here.

<< Back

Featured Member

Featured Member

C4 Resilience Ltd

C4 Resilience Ltd provides training and consultancy services to a wide range of industries, businesses and those who wish to develop their skills for employability and professional development.

Learn More >>